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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeCFLU
Method

Cytological examination of slides.

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

Surplus material may be made into a Cytology cellblock for ancillary studies e.g. special stains; immunohistochemistry.

External Price$96.72(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

As per ward protocols.

Specimen Collection Protocols

A large volume of fluid is preferred (200 - 300mL).

Fluids should be collected in a screw-capped container. Please ensure that the cap is closed to ensure specimen does not leak 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.

Where possible, add anti-coagulant (EDTA, sodium citrate or heparin) to prevent fluids from clotting.

If specimens are delayed or late in the day, please refrigerate (4 degrees Celsius) and send immediately the next day.

Patient SpecimenRefer comment.
Sample Delivery to LabSend to laboratory promptly.
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot InstructionsRefrigerate if delayed eg. overnight or at weekends. Spin down sample using the senders' protocol. Add sufficient CRR to the deposit to lyse the red blood cells and fix the specimen (1mL of CRR per drop of red blood cells). Resuspend and send to CHL promptly at room temperature.
Aliquot Transport to CHLRoom temperature if in CRR.
  

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 Time 4-5 working days
Additional Information

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 Number9713

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