1. Prepare one alcohol-fixed slide and one air-dried slide for each pass of aspiration. 2. Aspirate the remaining material into a sterile container with formalin. 3. Make another pass and place material in the same container, send to the laboratory as quickly as possible, or store in fridge at 4°C. 4. The addition of a fixative should be indicated in the CPOE request and the word “formalin” be indicated clearly on the container.
A cytology non-gynaecological CPOE request that is completed and properly filled up - see the CPOE request for details.
7 working days
Adjunctive tests such as ER/PR or typing of tumour by Immunocytochemistry.