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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeCBBR
Method

Cytological examination of slides.

Specimens vortexed and centrifuged with cellular material transferred onto glass slides, fixed and stained for cytological examination under a microscope.

Surplus material may be made into a Cytology cellblock (plasma-thrombin clot) for ancillary studies e.g. special stains; immunohistochemistry.

 

External Price$70.60(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

As per Respiratory Department protocols.

Specimen Collection Protocols

As per Respiratory Department protocols.

The Bronchial brush is removed and placed into a specimen container filled with CytoRich Red (specimen fixative).

Please ensure specimen pottle is properly closed to avoid spillage in transit.

Specimens MUST be properly labelled with patient details - full name and NHI or full name and date of birth, and accompanied with a matching request form.

Patient Specimen Bronchial brush
Sample Delivery to LabSend to Laboratory ASAP.
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot InstructionsRefer comment
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentAnatomical Pathology - Cytology
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Numberx86628 (03) 378-6628
Test AvailabilityMon - Fri, business hours.
Turnaround Time4-5 working days
Additional Information

Specimen pottles pre-filled with CytoRich Red can be obtained from the Cytology Dept Preparation Area by calling Extn: 80583. Containers will then be sent via Orderlies.

Test-adding Cytology can be done for up to 7 days on the original specimen. BUT delays in fixation may make cytological examination and interpretation difficult. A repeat sample may be advisable in this situation, if easily obtainable.

Samples are stored in a refrigerator until reported (usually within 7 days) before being discarded.
Delphic Number Test Number9707

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