Specimen: Submit Body Fluids (Ascitic / Pleural / Pericardial / CSF/ Synovial / Prostatic / Urethral) OR Bronchial washings / Lavage OR Sputum OR second morning Urine specimen OR Nipple discharge in a sterile screw capped container. Mix with equal quantities of 50% alcohol. Alternatively centrifuge, make smears from the deposit and fix in Absolute alcohol for 30 minutes and air dry. Do not allow smears to air dry before fixation. Specimens in syringes are not acceptable. Duly filled Cytopathology Requisition Form (Form 8) is mandatory.
Stability (Room): N/A
Stability (Refrigerated): N/A
Stability (Frozen): N/A
Method: Microscopy of Papanicoloau / MGG stained smears
Comment: Samples received on holidays will be reported in next schedule / next working day.
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 7 – 15 days
Usage: Screening of body fluids and other body discharges by Papanicoloau staining helps in the early detection of malignancies.
Home Collection: Not Available
Pre-test Information: Duly filled Cytopathology Requisition Form (Form 8) is mandatory.