FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATE CYTOLOGY

Synonym

FNA Cytology

Guidelines

Contact the cytology department for assistance in obtaining FNA's

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

Method

AutoCyte processing with Pap stain/microscopy

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:11 AM