PapSmear Cervical Smear The slide must be fixed immediately after its collection by immersion in alcohol 95% or by spraying a lacquer. The slide must be fixed immediately after its collection by immersion in alcohol 95% or by spraying a lacquer. 5 days
Cytopathology Various Liquids: Ascite Fluid, Pleural Fluid, Synovial Fluid Peritoneal fluid, CSF Collect in Sterile tube, Refrigerate at +4C. Transport within 48hrs. 5 days
Cytopathology Urines (20ml-30 ml) 2nd urine of the morning, Collect in Sterile Container, and take immediately to the laboratory or Refrigerate at +4C. or can be fixed in alcohol 50% Transport within 48hrs. 5 days
Cytopathology Sputum Pre-Fixation in alcohol 50% 5 days
Cytopathology Bronchial-Washing

Bronchial Aspiration

Broncho- alveolar Fluid
Collecte in Sterile Container. Refrigerate at +4C. Transport within 48hrs. 5 days
Cytopathology
Puncture of solid masses
Breast : Nodule ou Cyst , Thyroid gland, Lymph node etc The material is placed on slides, lets dry at room temperature Identify the slides (side and localization) The slide must be fixed by immersion in alcohol 50% or air fixation. The syringe store +4C.(to recovery the cells contained in the needle) 5 days
Cytopathology
Puncture of liquids
Breast : Flow Unilateral: The material is placed on slides
Bilateral: Identify the slides (side and localization). The material is placed on slides, let
dry at room temperature.
5 days
Histopathology Various Tissue Biopsies should be preserved in formalin 10% 5 -10 days
Frozen Various Fresh Tissue Only Send Immediately to the laboratory.
Peroperatory frozen section examination has to be scheduled prior to 24 hours of surgery.
10-15 min
BDISH
(Breast cancer- Her2Neu Amplification)
Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded Tissue Store at room temperature 25 days
Immuno-Histochemistry Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded Tissue Store at room temperature 5 days
Autopsy Organ
Placenta
Fetus
Specimen should be preserved in formalin 10% 8 Weeks
Immuno Fluorescence Kidney Biopsy
Skin Biopsy
Specimen should be preserved in NaCl. Refrigerate at +4C. Transport within 2h to 4h. Before 16:00 PM 8-10 days