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Equipment required for fine needle aspiration

  • Standard disposable 23-25 gauge needles. A 25 gauge (orange) needle is suitable for most lesions
  • Disposable 10 ml plastic syringe
  • Clean container with tight lid (preferably universal) containing CytoRich® Red preservative fluid
  • Standard microscopic glass slides onto which aspirate is to be spread

(Last reviewed 27th February 2018)