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BREAST SECRETIONS

Synonym(s):

​Nipple Discharge

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​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.

Storage and Transport

Method

Test Results

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​90% of cases reported within 2 working days and 100% of cases reported within 7 working days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Daily

Remarks

Change History Notes

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