Test Name: Feulgen

Methodology: Special Stains

Test Description

Feulgen stain is a staining technique discovered by Robert Feulgen and used in histology to identify chromosomal material or DNA in cell specimens. Schiff’s aldehyde reagent is the stain used. The great value of the Feulgen procedure is the manner in which cells are pretreated so that DNA furnishes the only available aldehyde to react with Schiff’s reagent.

Specimen Requirements

40 cc freshly collected urine mixed with an equal volume of PreservCyt Solution. Please indicate source urine: voided, catherized or bladder washing or one (1) unstained cytology slide prepared by cellular enhancement technique.

Storage and Transport

Store PreservCyt® Solution or NuCyte Solution with urine specimen between 4°C and 30°C. Process sample within 48 hours.

Specimen Rejection Criteria

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Turn Around Time (TAT): 2-3 Days

CPT Codes*: 88313

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