Definition : Brushes designed to scrape and collect cells from a particular area of the body to provide a specimen for cytology testing. These manual, handheld brushes may consist of a cluster of metallic bristles attached to a wire, possibly surrounded by a plastic sleeve, that runs back to a handle (for endoscopic use) or, less frequently, a set of stiff bristles (e.g., plastic) at the distal tip attached to a handle for direct manipulation. Dedicated cytology brushes are designed to collect specific types of tissue (e.g., bronchial, endometrial); cytology brushes may be intended for reuse or single use.
Entry Terms : "Cytology Brushes" , "Biopsy Brushes" , "Biopsy Instruments"
UMDC code : 15018