Semi-automated preparation of fine-needle aspiration samples for rapid on-site evaluation.

@article{Marques2022SemiautomatedPO,
  title={Semi-automated preparation of fine-needle aspiration samples for rapid on-site evaluation.},
  author={Filipe Marques and Janosch Hauser and Emre Iseri and Igor Schliemann and Wouter van der Wijngaart and Niclas Roxhed},
  journal={Lab on a chip},
  year={2022}
}
Rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE) significantly improves the diagnostic yield of fine needle aspiration (FNA) samples but critically depends on the skills and availability of cytopathologists. Here, we introduce a portable device for semi-automated sample preparation for ROSE. In a single platform, the device combines a smearing tool and a capillary-driven chamber for staining FNA samples. Using a human pancreatic cancer cell line (PANC-1) and liver, lymph node, and thyroid FNA model samples, we…