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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeCNIP
Method

Cytological examination of slides.

Slides are stained and examined under a microscope.

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

 

Diagnostic Use / Indications

Cytological examination of well-preserved cellular material for the detection of normal and/or atypical cell changes affecting the specimen site.

External Price$58.41(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Specimen Collection Protocols

Smear fluid from the nipple directly on to a glass slide. Immediately immerse the slide in 95% ethanol fixative within 1 second. Leave the smear in the fixative for 20 minutes to fix the cells. Slides may be removed, dried and placed in a slide mailer a slide mailer and sent to the lab.

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

 

Patient Specimen Fluid from nipple discharge
Sample Delivery to LabASAP
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot InstructionsRefer comment.
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentAnatomical Pathology - Cytology
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Contact Phone Number(03) 3640580
Test AvailabilityMon - Fri, business hours.
Turnaround Time4-5 working days.
Interpretation

Pathologists will cytologically examine collected material and assess the morphology of the cellular material to determine the diagnosis.

Additional Information

 

Slides are stored for 10 years.

Delphic Number Test Number9718

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