A new digital platform called Scopio by Beckman Coulter has been introduced at Croydon Hospital for blood film morphology. The new platform can do a full field scan, which means that it is scanning the entire blood film, including feathery edge of the blood film, which is why it is able to look at almost all, if not all, cell types present on that particular film.
Fine Needle Aspirate
|Category||Cellular Pathology Cytology|
|Reporting frequency||TAT - 80% within 7 days, 90% within 10 days|
Use Diagnostic Cytopathology request form. Spread material along length of 2 pre-labelled (name and DoB) microscope slides. Fix 1 slide immediately using absolute alcohol and air dry the second slide. Place slides in slide box. Place and rinse needle in pot of Hank's medium and send to laboratory with slides.
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