Cytology Medical Preparations -Reply

From:Tony Henwood <>


Routinely we prepare as follows

Pleural and Peritoneal Effusions: 2 airdry (AD) and 2 ethanol (WF) fixed
smears plus a centrifuged cell block
CSF: 1 AD and 1 WF cytocentrifuge (or 2 of each if enough fluid)
Peritoneal washing: 1 ADS and 1 WF plus cell block
Cysts (Renal, ovarian, thyroid etc): 1 AD and 1 WF cytocentrifuge

Tony Henwood JP, BappSc, GradDipSysAnalys, CT(ASC)
Laboratory Manager
The Children's Hospital at  Westmead,
Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, 2145, AUSTRALIA.
Tel: (02) 9845 3306
Fax: (02) 9845 3318

>>> Paula Wilder <> 21/June/2001 05:32am >>>
Hello Histonet,

Our Pathologist has asked us to place a request on the Histonet.  Our 
Cytology Department is doing a survey to see how many slides are
prepared on 
body fluids at other hospitals.  Any input would be greatly appreciated.  
Thank you!

Paula Wilder
St. Joseph Medical Center
Towson, Md. 21204
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