What is Gastric Brushing or Lavage
The sample collected from gastro-intestinal tract for investigation of Squamous cell carcinoma.
These types of samples give useful information in the diagnosis of Squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus or adenocarcinoma of the stomach.
Method of Collecting Gastric Brushing or Lavage
In the medical laboratory, gastric Brushing or Lavage sample are collected by inserting small brush into the oesophagus or into the stomach under endoscopic guidance or by x-ray guidance.
The brush is rotated are the particular sport the sample are to be collected.
The material is the smeared on a clean pre-labeled microscope slide and fixed immediately. If specimen of washing or Lavage is obtained, then this is treated as the pleural or peritoneal fluids.