GASTRIC BRUSHING - CYTOLOGY
Applies To: Detection of abnormal cells and malignant cells
Lab: Cytopathology Laboratory
Request Form: Cytopathology Requisition Form
Collection: See Storage Instructions
Storage Instructions: Slides should be fixed in 95% alcohol immediately.
Causes for Rejection: Incomplete and/or improper labeling, insufficient pertinent clinical history, slides not fixed immediately. See Cytopathology specimens acceptance and rejection policy.
Availability: Specimens are accepted Monday-Friday from 8 AM-5 PM (except holidays) at Room 9.300 John Sealy Annex.
Turnaround Time: Routine: 1-3 working days; STAT: same day
Special Instructions: Slides should be put in cytopathology pap smear bottle. Pertinent clinical information must be included on request form. Slides must be labeled in pencil (frosted end) with patient's full name and unit history number.
Specimen: Gastric brushing slide
Volume: 1-6 slides
Container: Cytopathology pap smear bottle
Reviewed 6/19/12 by Robert Stewart