If aspirate is scanty, fluid may be smeared one drop at a time on clean, dry slides and fixed in 95% ethanol immediately. If aspirate is abundant, collect in a sterile container and send neat to the Cytology Laboratory. Indicate the volume aspirated - see Non-Gynaecological smear, fluid and Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) - General Instruction for details. A cytology non-gynaecological CPOE request that is completed and properly filled up - see the CPOE request for details
90% of cases reported within 2 working days and 100% of cases reported within 5 working days
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