RE: Collection medium for FNA's

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From:Penelope Marr <MarrP@sesahs.nsw.GOV.AU>
To:"'Jeff Silverman'" <>,
Date:Fri, 19 Mar 1999 09:46:40 +1100

Our Cytology laboratory uses 1% foetal calf serum in PBS for rinsing the
syringe and transporting back to the laboratory for cytospins, cell
block or whatever is appropriate.

Penny Marr

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Jeff Silverman []
> Sent:	Friday, 19 March 1999 7:20
> To:
> Subject:	Collection medium for FNA's
> Netters,
> My pathologist has been traveling to outlying clinics to perform/asses
> at
> the bedside thyroid FNA's. He ususally returns with twenty to thirty
> slides
> per case, mostly blood with a few cells.What a pain! Can anyone
> suggest a
> good medium with which he can rinse the syringe after preparing one or
> two
> slides for Diff Quick assessment that I can then process by cytospin
> after
> lysing the blood. Is normal saline acceptable, perhaps rinsing the
> needle
> with normal saline to lyse and then add formalin? alcohol? after
> lysing the
> RBC's. 
> Jeff Silverman
> Southampton Hospital NY USA
South Eastern Sydney Area Health Service

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