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FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATE CYTOLOGY

Mnemonic

CYTO FNA

Synonym

FNA Cytology

Specimen Collection Requirements

Handling

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.

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Reported

2-3 days

Method

ThinPrep processing with Pap stain/microscopy

Reference Values

Reference Values

Professional interpretation provided by Cascade Pathology Services.

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:01 AM


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