Glossary Term:

Title

urine cytology

Phonetic

<b>yur</b>-in sy-<b>tahl</b>-uh-jee

Description

urine is examined under a microscope to look for cancer and pre-cancer cells. Cytology can also be done on bladder washings. Bladder washing samples are taken by putting a salt solution into the bladder through a tube (called a catheter) and then removing the solution for testing. See also bladder.