BREAST SMEAR CYTOLOGY (NGY)
: NGY, Nipple Discharge, Nipple Smear
: Call Lab for assistance at 615-322-2721
: Clean glass slide
: Nipple discharge on clean glass slide; fix (drop slide) in 95% ethanol. Call lab for assistance: 615-322-2721.
Reasons for Rejection
: Unlabeled or broken slide, mislabeled slide
: Monday - Friday; closed major holidays
: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
: 24 hours (excluding weekends and holidays) for routine cases
: Need patient history of prior or suspected malignancy; i.e., carcinoma, melanoma, lymphoma, etc.
: Please call the lab for assistance at 615-322-2721.
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