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Opening hours and services available

Opening hours

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

Synovial fluid samples should be received in the department by 16:00 hrs.

Services available at CMFT

  • Non-gynaecological cytology

1. Synovial fluid 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.

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

5. Exfoliative cytology

  • Gynaecological Cytology

Services available at TGH

  • Non-gynaecological cytology

1. Exfoliative cytology

2. FNA without BMS on-site assistance

3. BMS assistance and on site specimen adequacy assessment at dedicated Head and Neck clinics, including thyroid

Services provided to the Christie Hospital

  • Non-gynaecological cytology

1. Exfoliative cytology

2. FNA cytology, including BMS assistance in slide preparation and on site specimen
adequacy assessment.

 

(Last updated 2nd June 2016)