Specimen by scraping suspected lesions with a metal spatula.
Immediately smear cells onto a glass slide and immerse in 95% ETOH, or make 2 smears putting one in 95% ETOH and letting one air dry. Avoid exposure to heat.
Source is required on the requisition and any pertinent history. Specimen must have epithelial cells present for interpretation. Refer to the Surgical Pathology section of the User Guide for special specimen collection instructions.
Broken slides; specimen submitted on swab and/or media.