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Duodenal brushings

Alias: N/A

Discipline: Cytopathology

Test information: Brushings are taken from the area of interest during the endoscopy procedure

Specimen Type(s)
  • Duodenal brushings;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
PreservCyt vial. Ensure sample vial is labelled with specimen site / type
Specimen Container - Adult
  • PreservCyt vial;
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
Brush samples are “mashed” into Preservcyt pot to remove cells and then the brush is disposed (Nurse training can be provided by cytology department).
No additional fluid should be placed into the container.
Do not leave the brush in the container.
Preservcyt vials are available from the cytology department on request.
Sample vials must be placed into a clear sealed specimen bag prior to sending to the laboratory accompanied with a completed request form.
The sample must be transported to the department using the red designated Pathology transport boxes.
These boxes are used by NHS couriers and hospital Porters. They will contain any spillage, and ensure data on samples is kept confidential.
Specimens should never be placed in pockets, handbags etc.
Maximum add on time
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
Interpretative comments
UKAS number
UKAS accredited test?

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Last updated: 03-05-2024