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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name

Gastric Brushings (Cytology)

External Price (excl. GST)


Specimen Collection

Adult Specimen

Please make 3-4 thinnish smears, rapidly fix in alcohol, and if there is a possibility of malignant lymphoma, please make 1-2 rapidly air-dried smears for special stains.Slides must be labelled with pencil using 2 identifiers. If 2 or more sites are samples please note on slides as well as slide mailer.

Test Information



Test Availability

Mon -Fri, 0700-1630

Laboratory Turnaround Time

3hrs - 4day


Manual Technique

Electronic Information

Registration Code


HL7 mapping code