Papanicolaou staining of air-dried smears: value in rapid diagnosis.

  • Cheryl A. Jones
  • Published 1996 in
    Cytopathology : official journal of the British…


Air-dried material normally submitted for Diff-Quik (modified Romanowsky stain) was rehydrated in normal saline, then fixed for a short period in formol alcohol, before staining by a modified Papanicolaou technique. Staining was performed by a rapid manual technique (< 2 min) if urgent or routinely on an automatic stainer. Comparisons were made between wet… (More)


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