The cytopathology laboratory provides cytologic evaluations of gynecologic, non-gynecologic, and fine needle aspiration biopsy/core samples from all body sites. The samples require immediate preservation or refrigeration due to the very fragile nature of cells, and special staining to most accurately determine their neoplastic or non-neoplastic potential. In addition, certain cytologic samples require special processing, i.e., cytocentrifugation, or cell block procedures.
The laboratory is located in the School of Medicine, Room N018, (north wing basement). Specimens may be received from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. A conveniently located refrigerator is available 24 hours/day for specimens before 8 a.m., after 5 p.m., weekends and holidays.
For special procedures during regular working hours or for more information, call ext. 4-1550.