Request on ICE (if ICE is not available, a downloadable
non-gynae request form is available via a link in the Cellular
Pathology section of the Pathology Handbook).
Reports are normally issued between 4-6 days of reciept. Samples
requiring extra work may take longer, please contact the lab for
further information on delayed reports.
A full sterile universal container is sufficient for most
cytological assessments. It is unnecessary to send large volumes of
fluid to the laboratory.
Sterile universal container.
Samples should be sent to the laboratory as soon as possible
after collection. If there is a delay between collection and
transport, the sample should be refrigerated. Outside laboratory
hours, specimens can be left in the post box outside the Pathology
reception on the first floor.
Store at 2 - 5ºC until the sample is prepared.
Causes For Rejection
Unlabelled/inadequately labelled sample. Inadequately completed
request form. Both the sample and request form must contain three