CYTOfast Solution is the fixative liquid specifically designed and produced by Hospitex, dedicated to the preservation of cytological samples to be used with Hospitex LBC systems.
CYTOfast is a saline solution based on ethanol which ensures the perfect cytological material fixation and a safe operators’ handling at the same time.
CYTOfast fixative guarantees cytological samples morphological preservation for at least 8 weeks at room temperature. The genetic material of the collected samples is stored and available for the same time period of 8 weeks after collection, for molecular biology indepth analysis. For optimal samples fixation, it is recommended to respect the safety ratio between the sample and the fixative of 1:4, equivalent to the following volumes:
- Maximum 5 ml of sample per 20 ml of CYTOfast solution (5 ml for each CYTOfast vial)
CYTOfast Solution is ready-to-use and is stable for 24 months at room temperature.
The packaging includes 20 blisters of 12 bottles each. Every single vial is pre-filled with 20 ml of fixative solution. The vials are made of a special transparent plastic material, characterized by peculiar optical transmittance technical specifications, allowing them to be used only with the LBC CYTOfast fitting systems.