Cellular Pathology

Respiratory Cytology

Principle of Examination

Respiratory cytology is performed primarily for the diagnosis and classification of benign and malignant lung tumours, but it can also be used to identify infection and interstitial lung disease. There are various methods of collecting cytological material for the diagnosis of tumours including:

For more information on individual respiratory specimens, please click on the specimens listed above.

Specimen Labelling Procedure