Drops of fluid from the nipple are smeared directly on clean glass slides and fixed immediately with spray fixative or immersed in 95% ethanol for 20 minutes. Submit 4 slides whenever possible, half of the smears should be left air-dried without fixative - 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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