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Rapid on site evaluation

Alias: EUS/EBUS FNA/ Head & Neck ROSE

Discipline: Cytopathology

Test information: An assessment of specimen adequacy only is provided immediately at clinic by BMS in attendance.
The purpose of ROSE and BMS attendance at clinics is to determine the diagnostic adequacy of the sample, indicating to the clinician when extra passes are required, whilst preserving sample integrity and ensuring there are representative samples for ancillary tests where required.
Clinics are as follows - Monday 9.00-12.00 = Thyroid/lung node, Monday 14.00-17.00 = EUS,
Tuesday 14.00-17.00 = EBUS/Bronch, wednesday 900-13.00 = EUS,
Thursday 9.00-13.00 = EBUS/Bronch, Thursday 14.00-17.00 = Head and Neck/ENT.

Specimen Type(s)
  • EUS/EBUS and Head and Neck FNAs (ROSE);
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
EBUS - Intra-thoracic and mediastinal lymph nodes and Lung mass sampling, EUS - Mediastinal Lymph nodes, Pancreatic, GISTs, Liver, Left Adrenal and Spleen, FNA - Palpable / Ultrasound guided nodes, glands and soft tissue
Specimen Container - Adult
  • N/A;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • N/A;
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
Air dried slides made at clinic for ROSE. Remainder of cytology sample placed into saline / cytolyt solution for transportation back to the laboratory.
Maximum add on time
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
Interpretative comment
UKAS number
UKAS accredited test?

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Last updated: 03-05-2024