Cytology, Urine



To identify the presence of tumors of the urinary tract and assist in the diagnosis of urinary tract infections.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings
(Method: Microscopic examination) No abnormal cells or inclusions seen.

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions

  • Identification of malignancy

Timely notification to the requesting health-care provider (HCP) of any critical findings and related symptoms is a role expectation of the professional nurse. A listing of these findings varies among facilities.

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