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Brest Discharge Cytology
 
Test Synonyms:
Breast, smear of discharge cytology
 
Lab:
Cytopathology
Inpatient Req:
Cytology (#10299)  
Outpatient Req:
Cytology (#10299)  
Specimen:
Express material into SurePath Pap vial OR up smear up to 4 slides, immediately fixed in 95% ETOH. Spray fixative may be used in place of 95% ETOH.
Result Time:
24-48 hours  
Reference Interval:
Negative  
Important Information:
If preparing slides take the frosted end slide with the frosted side up, label slide with patient's full name and medical record number. Smear the material on the plain glass portion of the slide adjacent to the frosted area and IMMEDIATELY immerse in 95% ethanol. Separate slides with paper clips.

Last Reviewed on 7/21/2014