Pathology Handbook

Breast cyst fluid

Request Form 

Request on ICE or on Cytopathology request form


On request

Specimen transport

Specimens should be sent to the laboratory as soon as possible after collection.  Outside laboratory hours, specimens can be left in the post box outside the pathology reception on the first floor of the tower block


It is not necessary to send all specimens of breast cyst fluid for cytological examination.  Only if the specimen is uniformly blood-stained is cytological examination indicated. Send as much as can be conveniently obtained in a sterile universal container.


Universal pot

Turnround times

Reports are normally issued between 4-6 days of receipt.
Samples requiring extra work may take longer, please contact the lab for further information on delayed reports.