What is Urine Cytology?

Urine cytology is a test to screen a patient’s urine for cancer cells. This is one of many tools used to diagnose cancers in the urinary tract, including bladder, kidney, prostate, ureter and urethra cancers.

A urine cytology test alone can't diagnose cancer.

If abnormal or cancerous cells are found with this test, your doctor will likely ask for more tests. A cystoscopy and a computerized tomography (CT) scan may be recommended next.