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Non-gynaecological Cytology services

Opening hours

The department is open from 08:00 hrs - 17:00 hrs, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).

Non-gynaecological samples should be received in the department by 16:45 hrs.

Services available at CMFT

1. Exfoliative cytology

2. Biomedical Scientist (BMS) assistance at radiological and ad hoc FNA clinics

3. BMS assistance and on site specimen adequacy assessment at dedicated Head and Neck clinics, including thyroid - usually Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons

4. On site consultant led provisional diagnoses/adequacy assessment of endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) FNA samples.

Services available at TGH

1. Exfoliative cytology

2. FNA without BMS on-site assistance.

3. BMS assistance and on site specimen adequacy assessment on Wednesday afternoons.
Samples are transported to the CMFT site 3 times per day.

Services provided to the Christie Hospital

1. Exfoliative cytology

2. FNA cytology, including BMS assistance in slide preparation and on site specimen adequacy assessment. The BMS assistance service is available Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 12:30 hrs.


(Last updated April 21st 2016)