ESOPHAGEAL BRUSHING CYTOLOGY
Esophageal Brushings - Gastric Brushings
Specimen Collection Requirements
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). Immediately fix slides/brush. Do not allow to dry. Immerse quickly into 95% ethanol (Pap bottle).
Samaritan Health Services Laboratories
Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:09 AM