ThinPrep vs. conventional smears in fine-needle aspirations of sarcomas: A morphological and immunocytochemical study.

@article{Guiter1999ThinPrepVC,
  title={ThinPrep vs. conventional smears in fine-needle aspirations of sarcomas: A morphological and immunocytochemical study.},
  author={Gerardo Guiter and Rose Marie Gatscha and Maureen F. Zakowski},
  journal={Diagnostic cytopathology},
  year={1999},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={351-4}
}
Very limited data exist describing the characteristics of sarcomas sampled by fine-needle aspiration (FNA) and processed by the ThinPrep (TP) method. We compared the cytopathological and immunocytochemical features of sarcoma aspirates prepared using both the conventional and TP method. We reviewed 70 sarcoma FNAs. Samples were first used to prepare conventional smears and the remainder of the specimen was rinsed in Cytolyt. The average number of slides examined per case was two for the TP… CONTINUE READING