Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Cytological examination of smears from other sites (per accession) Test in Kenya

Brief Description

This test is used to investigate the presence of abnormal cells in designated sites of the body that may or may not be cancerous.



Patient Preparation

The physician will enquire about any medication the patient may be taking.

Sample Type


Sample volume


Sample collection Container


Sample collection instructions

Multiple smears should be made"," for increased sensitivity. Samples should also be labeled immediately after collection with the patients name or a unique identifier.

Sample storage

Samples are stable at room temperature after fixation with ethyl alcohol or refrigerated at 2-80C.

Reference range

Normal cells (negative)

Results Turnaround

One to three weeks after sample collection.

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

This test is used to screen for abnormal cells in the body to determine whether or not they are cancerous.