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Cytology - Oesophageal, Bile Duct, Pancreatic & Ampulla Specimens

Alternative Names:Oesophageal Fluid for Cytology
Bile Duct Fluid for Cytology
Pancreatic Fluid for Cytology
Ampulla Fluid for Cytology
Laboratory:Anatomical Pathology
Test Code:Various codes available - see Procedure Manual
Specimen Types:Fluid
Container Types:
Plain 70mL pot
Collection & Request Instructions:
Oesophageal, Common Bile Duct , Pancreatic and Ampulla brushings and fluids for Cytology
 
Biliary and pancreatic duct cells generate rapidly in bile fluid.
These specimens and those obtained at ERCP procedures should be sent immediately to the Cytology laboratory.  
 
Oesophageal, Bile duct and Ampulla brushings should be fixed immediately, before the smears dry, in Alcoholic fixative (green solution) as supplied by the cytology laboratory. The fixed smears can be transported to Cytology via Pathology central specimen reception.
Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:Room Temperature
Assay Frequency:Weekdays