bladder wash


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bladder wash

Filling the urinary bladder with liquid and then collecting the liquid after voiding to analyze it for abnormal cells or disease markers.
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A variety of other drugs have been used experimentally for bladder washes, including silver nitrate, sodium oxychlorosene (Clorpactin[R] WCS-90), heparin, and pentosanpolysulfate (Elmiron[R]).
For detecting malignant cells in urine, the Sloan-Kettering group found, bladder wash flow cytometry is more sensitive than irrigation cytology, which is more sensitive than voided urine cytology.
Comparison of the BTA statTM test with voided urine cytology and bladder wash cytology in the diagnosis and monitoring of bladder cancer.