19.0 Colonic-Gastric Brushing


Title of Manual: Specimen Collection

Version No: 1.0

Title: Colonic/Gastric Brushing

Effective Date: 11/01/09
Revised Date: 01/02/14

Document #: GPA.SPC.19.0


I. PURPOSE

To provide the proper collection protocol for Colonic/Gastric Washing testing.

II. MATERIALS

Reagents

Supplies

Equipment

Gastric cells:
• Brush
• Glass slide
• Cytolyt fluid


III. PROCEDURE

1. Label slides with patient’s name, date of birth and source site on the frosted end in pencil.
2. Roll brush gently over 2/3 of the slide and immediately preserve with spray fixative marked (F) on the
    slide label.
3. The brush may be submitted in Cytolyt preservative fluid.
4. Place slides in appropriate cardboard/paper holder and secure with tape.
5. Place in a biohazard bag along with the completed requisition in the side pocket of the specimen bag.

IV. QUALITY CONTROL

• Storage Requirements:
    • Room Temperature
• Stability Requirements:
    • 3 Weeks

V. CALCULATIONS/CALIBRATION

VI. INTERPRETATIONS

VII. METHOD PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS

VIII. REFERENCES

IX. RELATED DOCUMENTS

X. DOCUMENT HISTORY

MINOR REVISION
(Laboratory Director’s Signature on Original Subsequent Document Attached)

X - MAJOR REVISION
(Requires Laboratory Director & Department Director Signature - where applicable)

Reason for Change

1/02/14 New Document Control Format



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