RE: Tzanck Smears
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)
From: Toy Bridgman [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
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
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