Amyloid fixation

We have received an air-dried smear from a neck mass that was aspirated, and the
clinician wants to know if there is any amyloid present.

Apart from the obvious that we haven't any comparably-treated known positive
material, does anyone know if extended air-drying would adversely affect the


Ronnie Houston
Regional Histology Operations Manager
Bon Secours HealthPartners Laboratories
5801 Bremo Road
Richmond, VA 23226

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