Immunocytochemical identification of cells in serous effusions. Technical considerations.


Immunocytochemical methods were evaluated in order to find a practical one for cell identification on cytologic preparation of body fluids. The effects of fixatives and Triton X-100 treatment on the preservation of cell-type-specific antigens and cell morphologic characteristics were also examined. The method using the alkaline phosphatase-antialkaline… (More)