I was wondering if anyone would be so kind as giving input on the different
ways of preparing a cell button. We work a lot with Pleural Fluid and
Ascites Fluid. I have been told two different ways. One is just 1/2 and
1/2 with fluid and 95%alcohol and spend down decant and get your cell
button. The other is spend down the fluid decant add 10%formalin respin and
let set then get your cell button. Of course this all after I have made my
cytospins. We do not have a ThinPrep type machine. Any input would be very
appreciative. I realize there is probably more ways to do this that I have
not heard of.
Karen Heckford HT (ASCP) CE
Lead Histology Technician
St. Mary's Medical Center
450 Stanyan St.
San Francisco, Ca. 94117
415-668-1000 ext. 6167