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Fine Needle Aspirate

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Test Information

  • Container:
    Microscope slide (s) in slide box. Place brush in pot of Hank's medium.
     
  • Collection conditions:
    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.-
     
  • Reporting Frequency:
    TAT - 80% within 7 days, 90% within 10 days
     

Last updated July 11, 2017

 
 

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