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Cytology (Definition)

Is the study of cells, where they came from, how they work, how ...Read more


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How long does it typically take to receive the results from a urine cytology? It's been 9 days and i still haven't received the results.

How long does it typically take to receive the results from a urine cytology? It's been 9 days and i still haven't received the results.

Cytology : It depends on the pathology lab. Generally 4-5 working days unless they have to send it out to a larger lab. In those instances it can take a 7 or more working days. ...Read more

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What is meant by ENDOCX/SQ.MET CELLS : Present in the gynaecology cytology result?

What is meant by ENDOCX/SQ.MET CELLS : Present in the gynaecology cytology result?

Cervix: Endocervical cells present means smear is sufficient for evaluation (result). Squamous metaplasia is very common, not to be worried. ...Read more

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I have to take a urine cytology teat and I am menstruating. what should I do?

I have to take a urine cytology teat and I am menstruating. what should I do?

Go ahead with test: A urine cytology is a test from a voided urine to allow pathologic assessment of the urothelial cells which line the bladder, ureters, and interior of the kidneys. It is usually ordered when you have had blood in the urine previously to make sure the blood is not from a potential malignancy. You may have some blood contamination from your period but this should not affect the urothelial cells. ...Read more

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Cytology report says : Benign squamous cells with leukocytes. No dyskaryosis seen. What does this mean ? Is it necessary to take vaccination ?

Cytology report says : Benign squamous cells with leukocytes. No dyskaryosis seen. What does this mean ? Is it necessary to take vaccination ?

Normal cytology: The findings you have reported mean that the cells examined under the microscope were normal. If you are referring the the HPV vaccine, you are older than the recommended age group for administration unless you have never had sex. Discuss the vaccine with your doctor for clarification. ...Read more

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Had sputum cytology test come back with atypical results, but not cancerous, i just has a CT scan and all clear as well. What could this be?

Had sputum cytology test come back with atypical results, but not cancerous,  i just has a CT scan and all clear as well.  What could this be?

Sputum cytology: If report mentions that atypical cells present, but not cancerous, then it means they are reactive in nature, could be due to some inflammation or infection etc. As CT scan is clear, so don't worry. Just follow doctor's advise. ...Read more

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Spinal tap results. Csf beta% raised slighty. Csf albumin raised slighty. Cytology report showed increased immature and mature lymphocytes and monocyt?

Spinal tap results. Csf beta% raised slighty. Csf albumin raised slighty. Cytology report showed increased immature and mature lymphocytes and monocyt?

Check with oncology: The cytology report is a bit concerning and you need to follow-up with your oncologist. Anytime you see increased lymphocytes in the absence of an infection, you have to watch for lymphoma. Your oncologist should be able to give you more information depending on how increased the lymphocyte # is above the normal for your lab. ...Read more