RE: [Histonet] non-gyn cytology specimens

From:Kirbis Srebotnik Irena

it is not so difficult to prepare good slide from cytology samples, but it
takes time to find the most suitable technique among variety of them. what
kind of samples will you get?, FNAB samples or just different body fluids?,
in our lab different approach/ techniques is used depending on sample -
cytocentrifuge is great for low cellular /minimal volume samples, centrifuge
for high volume samples, sometimes combination, 
for urines we use membrane filtration, there is nice and simple device
available for membrane filtration
Irena Kirbis
Dept. of cytopathology

-----Original Message-----
From: Marshall Terry Dr, Consultant Histopathologist
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 6:22 PM
To: Bonnie Whitaker;
Subject: RE: [Histonet] non-gyn cytology specimens

I was an early user and supporter of cytospin.
No longer.
They have become expensive and cumbersome/safety oriented, without in any
way addressing the problems of getting an even thin spread that is neither
too wet or too dry when it emerges.
If you get a good preparation you could cover it up with a blouse button.
*Furthermore*, as Spriggs insisted long ago, it does nothing that can't be
done easier in a conventional centrifuge with proper technique.

Enter ThinPrep - ah, bliss.

Dr Terry L Marshall, B.A.(Law), M.B.,Ch.B.,F.R.C.Path
 Consultant Pathologist
 Rotherham General Hospital
 South Yorkshire

-----Original Message-----
From: Bonnie Whitaker []
Sent: 25 February 2004 17:15
Subject: [Histonet] non-gyn cytology specimens

Hi Everyone!


As someone who has always preferred to avoid cytology specimens like the
plague, I now find myself in the position of outfitting a lab from scratch
that must deal with non-gyn cytologies in relatively low numbers.  Can
anyone offer their opinions and suggestions regarding ThinPrep vs Cytospins
and anything else that may be out there that I am not aware of? 


Bonnie Whitaker

Lab Manager

Brown & Associates Medical Laboratories

8076 El Rio

Houston, Texas  77054



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