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Fine needle aspirations
 
Test Synonyms:
Fine needle aspirations FNA
 
Lab:
Cytopathology
Inpatient Req:
Cytology (#10299)  
Outpatient Req:
Cytology (#10299)  
Specimen:
4 smeared slides fixed immediately in 95% ETOH. Rinse needle into a container of CytoRich Red Preservative Fluid. If Lymphoma is suspected a dedicated pass should be rinsed in saline.
Result Time:
24-48 hours  
Reference Interval:
Negative  
Important Information:
When 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