Technique : Microscopy of Papanicolaou stained
Specimen : Collect smears onto 2 glass slides and fix immediately in absolute alcohol for 30 minutes & air dry OR use a cytospray. Do not allow smears to air dry before fixation.
Temperature : 18-25° C
Special Instructions for Sample Collection : Brief clinical history in Test Requisition form is mandatory. Submit smears from lateral vaginal wall for Hormonal Pattern & posterior formix for Malignancy. Do not take smears during menstruation.
Run days at Section : Every day if received before 1:00 p.m.
TAT / Reported on : Next Working Day