FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATE CYTOLOGY
Contact the cytology department for assistance in obtaining FNA's
Specimen Collection Requirements
Specimens collected by the physician are prepared for transport by expressing the sample into a properly labeled Cytolyt fixative container. If a repeat pass at the same site is required with the needle, additional material can be expressed into the same Cytolyt fixative container. Prepared slides may also be made by expressing a drop of aspirate onto a clean properly labeled glass slide and creating a thin layer prep by pulling the sample across the slide surface with a second slide. Prepared slides should be fixed immediately by immersing them into 95% ethanol (Pap bottle). Air-dried slides may also be submitted.
AutoCyte processing with Pap stain/microscopy
Samaritan Health Services Laboratories
Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:11 AM