[Histonet] FNA SLIDES

Feher, Stephen sfeher <@t> CMC-NH.ORG
Mon Aug 31 14:03:24 CDT 2009

A lot depends on the pathologist and the nature of the specimen.  For CT
guided biopsies where you get a core and do touch preps.  One slide per
pass should be sufficient.  For FNA's where you get fluid I make two
slides per staining medium (some pathologists want Toluene Blue and Diff
Quick.  Some want a Diff Quik and a Pap Stain).  The remainder of the
fluid should be put into CytoLyt or other suitable fluid for cell block
and/or Liquid Based Cytology processing.  It is possible to do a rapid
Pap that while not nearly as quick as the Diff Quick is still doable.
The bottom line is that it is up to the pathologist that has to look at

Hope this helps.


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[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Jane C.
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Subject: [Histonet] FNA SLIDES

A question has arisen for us- How many slides do you (should you) make
per pass for pathologist  for adequacy and/or diagnosis? 


What about CT guided biopsies of liver, lung, "masses"  etc. 


Thanks in advance for your input.  Jane


Jane Moose

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Newberry County Memorial Hospital

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