Cytological examination of well-preserved cellular material for the detection of normal and/or atypical cell changes affecting the specimen site.
Anatomical Pathology - Cytology
Book with Anatomical Pathology office ext. 80580.
Specimen Collection Protocols :
Aspirate cells from the specimen site using a syringe needle (22g or 24g). Expel collected cellular material onto a glass slide and smear material (like a blood film). For wet-fixed smear, immediately (within 1 second) immerse the slide in 95% ethanol fixative. Leave the slide in the fixative for 20 minutes to fix the cells. For air-dried smear, allow slides to dry for 10-20 minutes. Remaining material should be rinsed into a centrifuge tube containing CytoRich Red fixative or RPMI solution for lymphoid markers. All slides and rinses are returned to the laboratory for further processing and microscopic examination.
Deliver to lab ASAP
Immunocytochemistry or special stains, if required, may mean a 1-2 day delay in reporting.
Cytological examination of slides. A Pathologist or Registrar from Anatomical Pathology aspirates cellular material from the indicated site, and transfers this onto glass slides or into CytoRich Red fixative.
Material may be made into a cell block for ancillary testing e.g. special stains, immunocytochemistry.
$142.11 (Exclusive of GST)
Samples are stored in a refrigerator until reported (usually within 7 days) before being discarded.
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