FISH for Bladder Cancer.




Test Mnemonic

UROFSH

CPT Codes

  • 88120 - QTY (1)

Aliases

  • Bladder Cancer FISH
  • Fluorescent In-Situ hybridization for Bladder Canc
  • Urovysion

Performing Laboratory

Cleveland Clinic Laboratories


Specimen Requirements

Volume Type Container Collect Temperature Transport Temperature Special Instructions
40 mLUrine, randomUrine  Add equal amount of 70% ethanol to urine specimen. Submit with Cytology requisition provided by The Reference Laboratory at the Cleveland Clinic.

Minimum Specimen Requirements

Volume Type Container Collect Temperature Transport Temperature Special Instructions
30 mL     

Stability

Environmental Condition Description
Refrigerated24 - 48 hours

Days Performed

5 days per week

Turnaround Time

10 days

Methodology

Name Description
Fluorescent In-Situ Hybridization (FISH) 

Special Info

Submit requisition for requested test.

Clinical Info

Interphase FISH analysis on cytopathology specimens utilizing multi-target UroVysion FISH probes. This is useful in follow-up to detect recurrence and tumor progression in patients with bladder cancer.