Specimen Collection and Processing
Proper collection and processing of cytologic specimens are crucial for an accurate cytopathologic diagnosis. In most instances, failure to establish a definitive diagnosis is caused either by inadequate sampling of the lesion or by suboptimal preparation of the specimen.
KeywordsFine Needle Aspiration Core Biopsy Hank Balance Salt Solution Cell Block Polypropylene Glycol
- Baker JJ, Solanki PH, Schenk DA, et al. Transbronchial fine needle aspiration of the mediastinum: importance of lymphocytes as an indicator of specimen adequacy. Acta Cytol 1990;3:517–523Google Scholar
- Dabbs DJ. Diagnostic immunohistochemistry, edn 2, Philadelphia, PA, Churchill Livingstone, 2006Google Scholar
- Linder J, Rennard SI. Bronchoalveolar lavage. Chicago, ASCP Press, 1988Google Scholar
- Vilmann P, Krasnik M, Larsen SS, et al. Transesophageal endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) and endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-YBNA) biopsy: a combined approach in the evaluation of mediastinal lesions. Endoscopy 2005;37:833–839PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar