Cytology Laboratory Services


Our Services

Cytology interpretation (clinical and research, multiple species)

Appointments & Laboratory Hours

Hours of operation: Routine hours M-F 8a-5p. Samples must be submitted by 4:00 pm for same day interpretation. Available for STAT process M-F 5p-10:30p, Saturday noon -10:30p and Sunday 8a –10:30p. Available for STAT interpretation Sat and Sun as follows: Samples must be submitted by 8:30 am and must be requested as a STAT Cytology. A clinical pathology faculty member or resident is on call for STAT cytologies only. Special arrangements must be made with the laboratory for submission of samples from referring veterinarians, including those for STAT testing.

Research sample submission must be arranged with the laboratory supervisor prior to sample submission.

Tests Offered In-House

  • Body cavity fluid analysis
  • Bone marrow aspirate interpretation
  • Cerebrospinal fluid analysis
  • Joint fluid analysis
  • Tissue aspirate/impression smear interpretation
  • Tracheal wash/bronchoalveolar lavage interpretation
Special equipment & technology
Instrumentation Tests
Olympus BX40 microscope Light microscopy
SPOT Real time digital camera Digital photography
Harleco Midas III Automatic Stainer

Wright-Giemsa staining

Shandon Cytospin 3 Cytocentrifuge Cytocentrifugation

Nikon Eclipse 50i 4 headed microscope equipped with a web connected Nikon DS -5M-L1 digital camera and ViewSonic BBE digital monitor



Jana Fletcher , laboratory supervisor (consulting and scheduling)
Ph: (614) 292-7955

Rm 0044
Veterinary Medical Center
601 Vernon L. Tharp Street


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