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Test Catalogue

​Bronchial Brushing

Cytology


​ ​Specimen Requirements

Type​
  • ​Bronchial brushings (BB) with or without brush
​Container
  • Sterile, leak-proof specimen container
  • Microscopic slides and slide container, if desired
​Collection Procedure
  • ​Label container with patient’s last name, first name and personal health number (PHN), date of collection and source (BB)
  • If submitting slides: with pencil, label slide with patient's last name, first name and personal health number (PHN).  Roll brush back and forth across slide.  Fix slide immediately with spray fixative (preferred) or place into a labelled container of 95 per cent alcohol.
  • To submit slides, label with patient’s last name, first name and personal health number (PHN). Prepared slides must be fixed immediately with spray fixative or place slide into labelled container of 95 per cent alcohol.
  • Deliver to Cytology laboratory and place in refrigerator
​Required Volume
  • Optimal Volume: 5mL to 40 mL
  • Minimum Volume: 1 mL
    (Submitting the minimum volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory/reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum volume may require a second collection)
​Stability/Storage
  • ​Refrigerate
  • DO NOT USE FORMALIN
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

Availability​
  • ​Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays), 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Testing Site​
  • ​SCH
​Methodology
  • ​Microscopic evaluation of liquid-based and conventional cytologic preparation
​Specimen Retention
  • ​Until case is signed out by pathologist
  • Slides are retained for 20 years

Testing Ordering Requirements​ ​

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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-143 v2

Last Modified: Monday, July 18, 2016 |
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