Cytology

Preferred Sample

2 unstained slides

Fee

$28

Acceptable Samples

Fluid in EDTA tube and sterile serum tube (RTT), (0.5 ml minimum)

Schedule

Days Tested

MON | TUE | WED | THU | FRI

Turnaround Time

Same day results if received by 1:00 p.m.

Description

Pathologist evaluation of cytologic samples. Cytologic samples may be collected by swabbing, scraping, and/or aspirating the lesion. Cytologic smears should be prepared immediately after collection and air dried.

Species

Bovine | Canine | Feline | Equine | Ovine | Caprine | Porcine

Shipping Requirements

Ship samples on ice. Submit slides in a protective slide case holder. Never submit a syringe with a needle attached. Swabs in gel transport media are not acceptable for cytology. If submitting a swab in a sterile tube add a few drops of sterile saline so it does not become dry while being transported to lab.

Additional Instructions

Slides from each additional site are $6.00.