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Bronchial aspirate/trap/wash/lavage & bronchoalveolar lavage samples

Fresh specimen should be placed in a clean dry container and an equal volume of CytoRich® Red preservative fluid immediately added for fixation.

The time of this fixation should be indicated on the label of the container.

If CytoRich® Red preservative fluid is not available, fresh specimen should be placed in clean dry container. Delay in receipt unfixed samples can lead to deterioration of specimen.

If differential cell count is required, DO NOT USE CytoRich® Red preservative fluid. Please send the sample unfixed.

DO NOT USE FORMALIN FIXATIVE.

fresh specimen

Fresh specimen

cytorich specimen

Specimen with an equal volume of CytoRich® Red preservative fluid

Please note: When the stock of CytoRich® Red preservative fluid is running low or close to its expiry date, please contact the cytology department on 276 5110/5115 for replacement.

 

(Last updated April 21st 2016)