RE: Tzanck Smears

From:Walzer Susan

I always thought it was a Tzanck Prep,which was more a procedure for
collecting the smears.
You scrubbed the dry scab with saline soaked gause (to removed dead cells)
then scrapped the lesion to get a smear which was then stained with Giemsa.
(some cytologist I knew preferred a pap stain)

-----Original Message-----
From: Toy Bridgman []
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 11:13 AM
Subject: Tzanck Smears

Has anyone heard of Tzanck Smears?  Does it have another name?  Does anyone
a  protocol for this stain?  Any help is much appreciated.  Thanks

Toy Bridgman

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