Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Gastrointestinal/Hepatobiliary Specimens for Cytology

Test Name: Gastrointestinal/Hepatobiliary Specimens for Cytology
Alternate Name(s): Esophageal Brush/Wash
Stomach Brush/Wash
Bileduct Brush/Wash
Duodenal Brush/Wash
Laboratory: Cytopathology-UH
Specimen Type: Non-Gynaecological: Gastrointestinal/Hepatobiliary
Collection Information: Click here for the External Client Cytology Collection Method if you are not at LHSC or SJH.
Test Schedule: Weekdays
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
Within one week
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: The specimen is Thinprep processed so the total specimen volume should not exceed one orange top specimen container with Cytolyt included.
Comments: Brush devices should be cut just above the brush area and totally immersed in Cytolyt solution.

Cytopathology Laboratory
Room A3-242
(519) 685-8500 x 36391/36392
Method of Analysis:  
Critical Information Required: It is important to clearly identify and separate all specified sites.
Separate requistions and specimen containers for all specimen typrd increases the accuracy of the diagnostic results.
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: 
Referred To:  

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