If aspirate is scanty, fluid may be smeared one drop at a time on clean, dry slides and fixed immediately. If aspirate is abundant, collect in a clean container and send fresh to the Cytology Lab. Indicate the volume aspirated - see Non-Gynaecological smear, fluid and Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) - General Instruction for details. A cytology request form that is completely and properly filled up - see the request form for details
90 % of cases reported within 2 working days and 100% of cases reported within 7 working days
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