A cystoscopy is an examination of the inside of the bladder. It is a very important test, during which the mucosa covering the inside of the urethra and the bladder is examined and a sample of tissue (a biopsy) is taken for further examination, if needed.
The patient can go home, take on activities which are not physically demanding, and return to work within 24 hours after the exam. The patient can be sexually active 2 days after the exam.
The exam takes 30 minutes.
Regular price Regular For clients who are not covered by compulsory health insurance
Cystoscopy (with manipulation)
Cytological examination of smears of biological fluids, scrapings with centrifugation (except vaginal and cervical smears), performed by doctor
Macroscopic examination of operative and biopsy material (one object) - level IV
The cystoscopy price includes a cystoscopy (with or without biopsy) and examination of the biopsy (cf. Table: The cytopathological exam of fluids or the exam of surgical and biopsy tissue).
Whether a biopsy is needed and what kind of histologic examination is necessary is decided during the exam and depends on the individual case.
What factors affect the price?
The prices indicated below apply to citizens of the Republic of Lithuania and the European Union.
If you are coming from another country please check the price by telephoning or sending an email.
When are the examinations are carried out:
2 hours for the most common (routine) blood tests and urinalysis.
The reports of computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) imaging and other
instrumental examinations are usually ready immediately, i.e within 2-3 hours after the examination.
What should you know about a cystoscopy?
The exam is performed under local or general anaesthesia.
A special device, a fine flexible cystoscope with an optic system, is inserted into the bladder through the urethra. If changes in the mucosa are detected, a small sample of tissue is taken and examined in the lab and the cancer diagnosis is either confirmed or repudiated.
It is likely that you will feel unwell after the anaesthesia and will not be able to drive for 2-6 hours until the effect of the anaesthetic completely wears off.