Drops of fluid from the nipple are smeared directly on clean glass slides and fixed immediately with spray fixative or fixed in 95% ethanol. Submit 4 slides whenever possible, 2 of the slides should be left air-dried without fixative - 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 7 working days
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