Miscellaneous Fluid Cytology
- Anal Specimens
- Colon Wash Cytology
- Cyst Fluid Cytology
- Endometrial Aspiration Samples
- Gastric Washing Cytology
- HALO™ Ocular Cytology
- Joint/Synovial Fluid Cytology
Diagnose primary and metastatic malignant neoplasms; differential diagnosis of benign versus malignant processes
1 to 2 mL
Sterile container; nongynecologic liquid-based cytology vial
Mix entire specimen with an equal volume of 50% ethyl alcohol or Saccomanno fixative. (Note: Specimens prepared with fixatives that contain 50% ethyl alcohol, eg, Saccomanno fixative, are not acceptable for microbiology testing.) Specify source of specimen.
Refrigerate immediately after collection and ship to laboratory as soon as possible.
Improper labeling; improper fixation; specimen submitted in vial that expired according to manufacturer’s label; frozen specimen