Anatomical Pathology - Cytology
Cytology - bronchial brushings
Specimen Collection Protocols As per Respiratory Department protocols.
The Bronchial brush is removed and placed into a specimen container filled with CytoRich Red (specimen fixative).
Please ensure specimen pottle is properly closed to avoid spillage in transit.
Specimens MUST be properly labelled with patient details - full name and NHI or full name and date of birth, and accompanied with a matching request form.
Send to Laboratory ASAP
Cytological examination of slides.
Specimens vortexed and centrifuged with cellular material transferred onto glass slides, fixed and stained for cytological examination under a microscope.
Surplus material may be made into a Cytology cellblock (plasma-thrombin clot) for ancillary studies e.g. special stains; immunohistochemistry.
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Specimen pottles pre-filled with CytoRich Red can be obtained from the Cytology Dept Preparation Area by calling Extn: 80583. Containers will then be sent via Orderlies.
Test-adding Cytology can be done for up to 7 days on the original specimen. BUT delays in fixation may make cytological examination and interpretation difficult. A repeat sample may be advisable in this situation, if easily obtainable.
Samples are stored in a refrigerator until reported (usually within 7 days) before being discarded.