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Serous fluid samples including peritoneal washing

Body cavity fluids (pleural/ascitic/peritoneal/pericardial fluids & peritoneal washing)

50 -100 mls fluid should be sent in a clean dry container with screw cap (Note: no formalin or alcohol should be added to the sample as both of these can cause interference with adherence to slide and quality of staining).

The fluid should be submitted as soon as possible to minimise cell deterioration, so that cell preservation is not compromised.

If there is a delay in delivering the sample to the laboratory, the sample should be kept refrigerated at 4°C (Note - the sample should NOT be frozen).

Serous fluid

Serous fluid

Cyst fluids

Cyst fluid should be put into a clean dry container with screw cap.

The fluid should be submitted as soon as possible to minimise cell deterioration, so that cell preservation is not compromised.

If there is a delay in delivering the sample to the laboratory, the sample should be kept refrigerated at 4°C (Note - the sample should NOT be frozen).

Cyst fluids

Cyst fluids

 

 

(Last updated April 21st 2016)