Urinary Cytology Screening
A urinary cytology screening helps detect cancers of the urinary tract system, including cancer of the bladder, urethra, ureters and kidneys. It is often requested when abnormal findings occur in other tests, such as blood in the urine on urinalysis. For a urinary cytology screening, you provide a urine sample that picks up cells that line your urinary tract as it passes through. A pathologist will examine any abnormal cells to determine if they are cancerous. If questionable cells are found, additional tests are done – such as a biopsy or FISH Test – to make a more definite diagnosis.