Click the following link to access the: Non-Gynae Cytology Handbook.
- A leaflet designed for patients which gives instruction on how to collect a urine sample for cytology can be accessed here.
- Instructions for clinicians and nursing staff on how to prepare urine specimens for sending to the laboratory can be accessed here.
For clinical advice relating to any non-gynae cytology result please contact the Consultant Histopathologists using the ‘Contact Us‘ page.
What is Non-Gynae Cytology
Non-Gynae Cytology, or Diagnostic Cytopathology is the diagnosis of disease at the cellular level from cells taken from any location except the cervix. It involves the collection, preservation, staining and microscopic examination of cells that have been extracted from the body, mostly in fluid form.
A variety of human diseases can be diagnosed in this way including infections, crystal deposition diseases and benign tumours but the primary aim of the procedure is in the diagnosis of cancer and pre-cancer without the need for surgery.
The Non Gynae Cytology Handbook is aimed at clinical practitioners who request non-gynae cytology tests and need information relating to:-
- Patient preparation
- Specimen collection techniques
- Specimen preservation and specimen containers required
Note: if printed, information on this page is only valid on the day of printing.