Non-gynaecological Cytology services

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Opening hours

The department is open from 08:00 hrs – 17:00 hrs, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).

Non-gynaecological samples should be received in the department by 16:45 hrs.

Services available at MFT Central site

1. Exfoliative cytology

2. Biomedical Scientist (BMS) assistance at radiological and ad hoc FNA clinics

3. BMS assistance and on site specimen adequacy assessment at dedicated Head and Neck clinics, including thyroid – usually Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons

4. On site consultant led provisional diagnoses/adequacy assessment of endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) FNA samples.

Services available at TGH

1. Exfoliative cytology

2. FNA without BMS on-site assistance.

3. BMS assistance and on site specimen adequacy assessment on Wednesday afternoons.
Samples are transported to the central site 3 times per day.

4. On-site consultant-led provisional diagnoses/adequacy assessment of endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) FNA samples.

Services provided to the Christie Hospital

1. Exfoliative cytology

2. FNA cytology, including BMS assistance in slide preparation and on site specimen adequacy assessment. The BMS assistance service is available Monday to Friday 09:00-12:30, plus Tuesday 13:00-16:30.

 

(Last reviewed February 27th 2018)