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Available Test List

The following is a list of available tests through PLA Cytopathology Laboratory for diagnostic cytopathologic evaluation for the purpose of determining the presence of malignancy, micro-organisms/infectious agents and other cellular or extracellular materials (e.g. fat, asbestos fibers, colloid, etc.).

Body Cavity fluids (may include):

Pelvic washings
Pericardial effusions
Peritoneal effusions
Pleural effusions
Cerebrospinal fluid
Synovial fluids
Vitreous fluid

Fine needle aspirations see also FNA Clinic

FNA Obtaining Specimen
Aspiration of Superficial Masses-Procedural Notes
Aspiration of Deep Lesions-Procedural Notes
FNA-Preparation of Direct Smears

Pap Tests

Conventional Pap-Routine Cervical/Vaginal
Conventional Pap-Routine Vaginal Smear
Conventional Pap-Vaginal Smear, DES Exposure
SurePath Liquid Based Pap Test

Pap Ancillary/Reflex Tests performed from Liquid-base Pap vials only in addition to PapTest*

Chlamydia trachomatis
Cystic Fibrosis Mutation Detection
Herpes Simplex Virus I & II
Human Papilloma Virus (Low/High Risk Types)
Neisseria Gonorrhea

Respiratory/Pulmonary specimens

Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)
Bronchial Washing
Bronchial Brushing

Smears(s) or brushing(s) may include specimen samples from:

Breast/nipple discharge
Conjunctival Scraping
Gastrointestinal tract
Esophageal/Gastric Washing

Bile Drainage
Oral Scraping

Oral Brushing
Paranasal sinus
Respiratory tract
Skin Scraping/Tzanck Smear

Other Urologic Specimens
UroVysion™ FISH*

*Indicates Reference Laboratory Tests.

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