Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
REQUESTING AND COLLECTING

Ordering:
Include relevant clinical details on request form.

Collection:
Contact cytology laboratory for assistance. For FNA's collected by off-

campus doctors, deliver sample immediately to laboratory (CSR).

Expel material onto slides. Gently flatten the drop with another slide

and smear. Fix one slide immediately with modified Carnoy's fixative and

air-dry the other. Rinse the needle and syringe in RPMI media in 70 mL

yellow top container. Do not refrigerate specimen.
Container(s):
Contact department

GENERAL INFORMATION

Availability:
Results available 24 hours after sample arrival in laboratory.

Laboratory:
Cytopathology (8382-9230)

Patient Results:
(02) 8382-9100
Synonyms:
FNAB
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR REFERRING LABORATORIES
Handling & Transport:

For delayed delivery store the RPMI solution at 4°C.
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR HANDLING AT SYDPATH
SydPath Handling:
Deliver immediately to testing laboratory.

Data Entry Code:
CY

SydPath Division:
Anatomical Pathology

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Date/Time published: 27/05/2020 16:34:32
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