ESOPHAGEAL BRUSHING CYTOLOGY

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

Method

Pap stain/microscopy

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:09 AM