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Bronchial Brushing - Cytology

Ordering information:

Cerner orderable: Cytology Specimen(s)

Specimen types:
Container types:
Slide & carrierSlide & carrier
Collection Instructions:

Bronchial brushings must be fixed immediately either by immersion in 95% ethanol (available from anatomical pathology by calling 98953477) or by spraying with a commercially available spray fixative. The material must not be allowed to air dry prior to fixation as this leads to an artefact that hinders the interpretation of the cytomorphology.

If a brush tip is collected this is to be placed in normal saline or RPMI solution. Do not place the brush tip in formalin as this renders the specimen unsuitable for cytological interpretation.

Result Turnaround Time:
72 hours