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NEW CYTOLOGY PVSA REQUEST FORM

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Posted by Molly McDowell on 10 January 2022

Cytology has created a new version of the PVSA request form. It can be found on the PVSA page Please print this form for any PVSA request going forward.

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New Containment Level 3 (CL3) Laboratory

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Posted by Rebecca Watts on 7 December 2021

Friday 3rd December saw the official handover of the new Containment Level 3 (CL3) laboratory from the contractors to the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. This CL3 facility will future proof the ability of the Trust to safely process specimens from “High Risk” patients and propagate potential and confirmed “High Risk” organisms.  The […]

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CYTOLOGY PVSA SERVICE FEEDBACK 2021

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Posted by Molly McDowell on 1 November 2021

As part of the annual user survey, Cytology asked Post Vasectomy Semen Analysis Service users for specific feedback: 60% of respondents rate the service as excellent and 40% rate the service as good. Suggestions for service improvement  You said: The service is great. However, it would be great if there are sperm and they are […]

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CYTOLOGY ROSE CLINIC FEEDBACK 2021

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Posted by Molly McDowell on 1 November 2021

As part of our annual user survey, we asked for specific feedback on our Rapid On Site Evaluation (ROSE) clinic service. 93.8% pf those who participated in the survey rated the cytology ROSE service as excellent. Comments and suggestions: Exeter Laboratory website – what other information would you like to see? You said: The EUS […]

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CELLULAR PATHOLOGY USER SURVEY RESULTS 2021

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Posted by Molly McDowell on 1 November 2021

Many thanks to those of you who took the time to respond to our annual survey in 2021 as once again it has proved a difficult year due to Covid. Over 92% of respondents would rate our service either Good or Excellent. Technical / Clinical advice : You said: Most issues relate to EPIC. It […]

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Updated FNA Instructions for Clinicians

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Posted by Molly McDowell on 9 September 2021

Please be aware that cytology have updated their ‘instructions for clinicians’ document. Please view the new edition HERE

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Cessation of Complement Fixation Testing (CFT)

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Posted by Rebecca Watts on 18 August 2021

Cessation of Complement Fixation Testing (CFT)

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New version of post-vasectomy investigation form available

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Posted by Molly McDowell on 11 August 2021

All vasectomy providers please note that cytology have released a new version of the post-vasectomy investigation request form. This can be found on the cytology – post vasectomy website page. Please ensure that this new version of the form is sent with all samples.

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Cytology BMS wins national prize

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Posted by Molly McDowell on 11 August 2021

Congratulations to Molly McDowell, Cytology biomedical scientist, who has won a national IBMS award for biomedical science day 2021 in the category ‘under the microscope’. Molly submitted a photograph of a ‘smiley’ mesothelial cell and won Best Biomedical Science ‘Under the Microscope’ Photo. Biomedical science day is organised annually by the Institute of Biomedical Science. […]

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Exeter Laboratory Newsletter July 2021

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Posted by Rebecca Watts on 11 August 2021

Exeter Laboratory Newsletter July 2021

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Exeter Laboratory Newsletter April 2021

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Posted by Rebecca Watts on 26 April 2021

Exeter Laboratory Newsletter April 2021

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Update – SARS-CoV-2 serology assay – 22nd March 2021

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Posted by Angie Cooper on 16 March 2021

As of 22nd March, we will be detecting antibodies to both the Nucleocapsid antigen (anti-N) and the Spike antigen (anti-S) of SARS-CoV-2 for all requests, and we will report each antibody separately. This test is run in the Blood Sciences laboratory on serum samples. SARS-CoV-2 antibody takes up to 4 weeks to develop post-COVID-19 infection […]

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Cellular Pathology User Survey Results 2020

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Posted by Molly McDowell on 13 January 2021

Many thanks to those of you who took the time to respond to our annual survey in 2020; we know it has been a particularly difficult year. The big positive for us was that 100% of respondents would recommend the service to a colleague: Suggestions for improvement: You said: Better staffing to keep up with […]

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CELLULAR PATHOLOGY REQUESTING REQUIREMENTS POST MYCARE GO-LIVE

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Posted by Molly McDowell on 6 October 2020

Please note that Cellular Pathology (Histology and Cytology) will only receipt and process samples from electronic requests from within the MYCARE systems following go-live on the 10th October 2020. In the event that paper requests are received the specimen will not be processed until we contact the clinical team and ask that they provide an […]

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Exeter Laboratory Newsletter September 2020

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Posted by Rebecca Watts on 6 October 2020

Exeter Laboratory Newsletter September 2020

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SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 infections FAQs

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Posted by Rebecca Watts on 19 June 2020

SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 infections

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Pathology Newsletter June 2020

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Posted by Rebecca Watts on 4 June 2020

Pathology Newsletter June 2020

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RD&E Covid-19 Testing Service

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Posted by Rebecca Watts on 22 May 2020

Dear colleagues Did you know that the RD&E is providing a COVID-19 testing service for all symptomatic* health and care staff working or living in North and Eastern Devon? Health and care staff with a symptomatic household member can also use the testing service. To book a slot, simply complete this online referral form or […]

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CELLULAR PATHOLOGY DURING COVID-19

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Posted by Molly McDowell on 20 May 2020

Please note that during the current Covid-19 pandemic, the Cellular Pathology department is working as usual, with the following exceptions: Unfixed histological specimens with suspected or known  Covid-19 for direct immunofluorescence will NOT be processed. Unfixed histological specimens with suspected or known  Covid-19 for frozen sections will NOT be processed. Seminal fluid specimens with suspected […]

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Genomics COVID-19 Update 19/05/2020

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Posted by Verity Fryer on 19 May 2020

For the latest information regarding genomic laboratory services please read the most recent update is here.

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