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Cellular Pathology

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Bronchial and gastrointestinal brushings

Specimen / container requirements

  • Label microscope slides in pencil with:
    • patient's full name
    • DOB
    • hospital number.
  • Spread the material on to a pre-labelled microscope slide.
  • Fix immediately in alcohol i.e. fully immerse in a container of alcohol whilst the specimen is still wet. Remove after 15 minutes.
  • Allow to air dry.
  • Place in a plastic slide transport box and send to the laboratory.