Pathology Handbook

Test repertoire

For further information about the test and appropriate specimen containers click on the type of test below:

Diagnostic Histology

Routine histology


Frozen Sections


Muscle Biopsies


Cytogenetic Studies


Testicular biopsies




Fetal remains and Ectopic pregnancies


Renal Biopsy


Immunoflourescent service

Diagnostic Cytology

Breast cyst fluid


Bronchial Brushing


Bronchial Washing/Bronchoalveolar Lavage


Cerebrospinal Fluid

EBUS (Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration)


Fine needle aspirates


Nipple Discharge


Ovarian Cyst Fluid


Serous Fluid


Skin Scrape






Synovial fluids


Semen Analysis


Requests for investigation of other specimens should be discussed with the consultant or senior laboratory staff (ext 6626/5202).

Cervical Cytology

Cervical cytology smears