Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Image-Guided Fine Needle Aspirate Cytology

Test Name: Image-Guided Fine Needle Aspirate Cytology
Alternate Name(s): Aspiration Biopsy
Bone
Breast
Kidney
Liver
Lung
Lymph Node
Pancreas
Salivary Gland
Soft Tissue
Thyroid
Other FNA
Laboratory: Cytopathology-UH
Specimen Type: Non-Gynaecological: Aspiration Biopsy

Orange top routine specimen container containing 30 mL Cytolyt solution/specimen material
Collection Information: Click below for the Cytology Collection Method:
No adequacy assessment
OR
With adequacy assessment

Click here for the External Client Cytology Collection Method if you are not at LHSC or SJH.
Requisition: CYTOPATHOLOGY REQUISITION- NON-GYNAECOLOGICAL AREA
Test Schedule: Weekdays
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
Within one week
Stat
1 day
 
Reference Range:  
Effective Date: 2005-08-01
Revised Date: 2012-08-02
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Clinical history is an important component for diagnostic interpretation.
Special Processing:  
Comments: If there is a clinical suspicion of lymphoma, a portion of the first and second pass should be submitted for Flow Cytometry in an appropriate fixative.

Cytopathology Laboratory
Room A3-242
UH
(519) 685-8500 x 36391/36392

Pager Numbers:
Cytology SJHC - 10498
Cytology Victoria - 17227
Method of Analysis:  
Critical Information Required: An aspiration may be repeated up to 2 additional times. Any further passes after 3 attempts have low diagnostic yields.
Storage & Shipment: Specimen container must be labelled with patient identification, specimen type and a Cytology fixative label previous to transport.
Transport all specimens in a biohazard transport bag with the specimen in the ziploc area separating the requisition in the side pocket.
System Codes: 
Cerner
 
 
Referred To:  

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