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BREAST SMEAR CYTOLOGY (NGY)

Department: Cytology
Test Synonym(s): NGY, Nipple Discharge, Nipple Smear
Methodology: Call Lab for assistance at 615-322-2721
Tube Type: Clean glass slide
Specimen: 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
Days Performed: Monday - Friday; closed major holidays
Times Performed: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
TAT: 24 hours (excluding weekends and holidays) for routine cases

Significance: Need patient history of prior or suspected malignancy; i.e., carcinoma, melanoma, lymphoma, etc.
Special Instructions: Please call the lab for assistance at 615-322-2721.

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