All species except primates.
Test Fee: 
Setup Days: 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Turn Around Time: 
1 day, results same day when possible.
Shipping Requirements: 
Label all samples. Ship overnight or 2 day. Rigid slide container. Cardboard slide mailers are not recommended.
Specimen Requirements: 

1 to 15 slides are accepted for each site, including pooled lymph node aspirates. Spread cells into a monolayer on the slide(s). Do not heat fix. Label each slide with the site/lesion. For best result, submit at least 1 slide unstained.
*NOTE: There is an additional $15 charge if more than 15 slides are received for a single cytology site.

Collection Protocol: 

Do not expose to moisture or formalin.

Additional Information: 

Cytologic evaluation of aspirates and/or impression smears and microscopic evaluation by a clinical pathologist. Provide the origin of the aspirate (i.e. shoulder mass, abdominal fluid) and a brief clinical description or history. Lymph node fees are charged per site. Lymph nodes may be submitted as a single site, if desired. If not specified, all sites will be billed for accordingly. Test available as STAT for additional fee before 4:30 after 4:30 test is available as Call In for additional fee.