Cytopathology

The Cytopathology Unit consists of more than 10 qualified cytoscientists and cytotechnologists nationwide. The laboratory provides comprehensive cytology services to hospitals and GP clinics.

Our staffs are active participants in RCPA Cytology Programmes, workshops and seminars. This is important for us to be updated on the latest news in our field. The Unit offers a full range (via collaboration with the histopathology unit) of ancillary markers on cytologic specimens in order to make optimal use of limited cytologic material. The Unit also processes gynaecologic, non-gynecologic cytology and aspiration specimens using liquid-based collection methods.

We are using the 2001 Bethesda system that provides uniformity in laboratory reporting of Pap smears.