BRONCHIAL BRUSHING CYTOLOGY

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. 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).

Handling

Immediately fix slides/brush. Do not allow to dry. Immerse quickly into 95% ethanol (Pap bottle). Each specimen container must be labeled with patient name and specimen site.

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Method

Pap Stain/Microscopy

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:01 AM