PolyCyte™ requires only a vortex mixer. Specimen collection is just as easy as other liquid-based cytology methods. Simply collect the sample with a cervical broom or other collection device, deposit into pre-filled PolyCyte™ container, and submit to the lab. With PolyCyte™ you can rest assured that the sample will be preserved indefinitely through collection, processing, and archiving.
At the laboratory the specimen is vortexed for thirty seconds, pipetted onto a microscope slide, heated at 80°C for just ten minutes, cooled, stained with the Papanicolaou procedure, and cover slipped. Cellular presentation is demonstrated as a mono-layer on a single focus plane. Cells will be perfectly preserved with distinct nuclei, cytoplasm, and intact diagnostic detail. PolyCyte™ can be used for all GYN, FNA’s, cell buttons, urine cytology, or other non-GYN cytology specimens. Even if your lab already has an automated mono-layer cytology system, PolyCyte™ is an excellent backup method!