What is it?

Cytology is the testing of bodily fluids. Cell material is tested using technical methods.

  • Cervical smears:
    • important for cancer screening
    • with Thin-Prep cytology (ThinPrep)
    • reported in accordance with the Bethesda classification
  • Urine, bronchial aspirate, pleural fluid, ascites fluid, lumbar fluid
  • Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) (thyroid, soft tissue lesions)

Centres and specialist areas

Anatomopathology

Latest publication date: 05/02/2021
Supervising author: Dr Coppens Mieke