The Cytopathology Service currently accessions approximately 26,000 gynecologic and 12,000 non-gynecologic specimens (including 3,200 fine-needle aspiration specimens) annually. Liquid-based preparations (ThinPrep ®; Hologic, Bedford, MA) are most commonly prepared for gynecologic Pap tests by the technical staff, cytotechnologists, and cytopathologists dedicated to this service. Non-gynecologic specimens processed by our laboratory include exfolative cytology specimens (e.g., effusions, ascites, urines, bronchoalveolar lavages, etc.) and fine-needle aspiration (FNA) specimens for palpable lesions and deep-seated lesions (e.g., endobronchial ultrasound-guided mediastinal/hilar lymph node FNAs, endoscopic ultrasound-guided pancreatic FNAs, computed tomography-guided FNAs, ultrasound-guided thyroid FNAs, etc). Fine needle aspiration of palpable lesions are routinely performed both as scheduled procedures and on an emergent basis based on referrals from our clinical colleagues.
Requisitions: available on patient floors and in clinics (as requested).
To speak to a cytopathologist, or to schedule a fine needle aspirate, call Surgical Pathology at 936-6799.
For other questions, contact the Cytopathology Laboratory: 936-6796.
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Room 2F424UH, Ann Arbor, MI 48109