Breast cyst fluid
Request on ICE or on Cytopathology request form
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
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.