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ESOPHAGEAL BRUSHING CYTOLOGY

Mnemonic

CYTO SPEC

Synonym

Esophageal Brushings - Gastric Brushings

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Material obtained by endoscopic brushings of suspicious areas or lesions should be spread onto a clean glass slide in a rotary motion

Handling

The frosted end of the slide must be labeled with the patient’s name and the specimen site. The specimen area should approximate the size of a quarter. The brush tip may be snipped off and submitted in a separate container of 95% ethanol (Pap bottle). Immediately fix slides/brush. Do not allow to dry. Immerse quickly into 95% ethanol (Pap bottle).

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Reported

2-3 days

Method

Pap stain/microscopy

Reference Values

Reference Values

Professional interpretation provided by Cascade Pathology Services.

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:00 AM


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