Cytology

Cytopathology [including Fine Needle Biopsy Service]

SydPath’s Cytopathology Service is part of the Department of Tissue Pathology and Cancer Genetics. Our cytologists and cytopathologists offer a comprehensive cytology service to both St Vincent’s campus and a wide range of clients throughout the Sydney region.

Services comprise:

Gynaecological cytology including

  •  Cervical and vaginal vault PAP smears including Thin-Prep liquid based cytology: all cases double screened
  •  Smears for anal intraepithelial neoplasia
  •  HPV testing on Cervista platform for low and high risk subtypes

General (non gynaecological) cytology including

  •  Urines and urinary tract washings
  •  Serous effusions (pleural, peritoneal, pericardial, CSF)
  •  Respiratory specimens (sputum, bronchial washings & brushings)
  •  Semen analysis (post vasectomy)

Fine needle aspiration biopsies including

  •  Fine needle biopsies performed by pathologists on palpable lesions (same day testing provided where possible)
  •  Image-guided fine needle biopsies performed by endoscopists (EBUS/EUS) or radiologists, with scientist attendance to advice on sample adequacy and triage for ancillary testing
  •  Intra-operative/procedural fine needle biopsies (FNABs), reported by attending Pathologist on site

To book Fine Needle Aspiration Biopises (FNABs) by pathologist  call (02) 8382 9217:  outpatients are seen either at St Vincent’s Clinic (SydPath Suite 501) or at the Kinghorn Cancer Centre (Level 5).

To contact the Cytology Department please call (02) 8382 9230

To view our cytopathologists please click here