Collect 30 to 50mL of fluid in a sterile container and send fresh to the Cytology Laboratory. Submit Not More Than 300mL of fluid. Subdivide large amount of fluid collections into aliquots of 50mL and DO NOT submit fluid specimens in huge containers (e.g. 5L bottle, etc) or drip bags - 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 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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