Extragenital Cytology

Cell diagnostics at the highest level. 

Cytology and Extragenital Cytology at labor team

The Cytological Department of our laboratory deals with the examination of individual body cells. Everything that can be obtained by means of fluid excretion, smear or puncture serves as examination material: sputum, bronchial secretions, urine, (mucous) skin, effusions (pleura, ascites, joints), cerebrospinal fluid, fine needle punctates from organs, etc. The cell samples are processed in the laboratory and assessed microscopically to diagnose pathological changes quickly and reliably.

Cytology laboratory: Tumour diagnostics with state-of-the-art methods

Our cytology laboratory specialises in the diagnosis of tumours and the examination of prognostic and predictive markers. We use the latest techniques, including in situ methods, PCR-based methods and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS). In this way, we support doctors in choosing the right therapy and optimal medication for their patients.

Advantages of a cytological examination at labor team

  • Comprehensive cytological expertise and state-of-the-art diagnostic methods
  • Fast transport of samples by courier or post
  • Cooperation with and consultation of external experts for second opinions
  • Findings in German, French, Italian and English
  • Transmission of findings by telephone, e-mail, fax or post
  • Laboratory-internal Quality Assurance (accreditation according to ISO 15189:2022 initialised)

Important information about our cytological services

The quality of the cell samples sent in is crucial for a fast and correct cytological assessment. Therefore, conscientious pre-analysis is important. In addition, some examinations require compliance with certain shipping rules.