Re: cytoprep cytology specimens

From:Jennifer Englin <>

At our lab we prepare 4 cytospins from each fluid- csf, urine, breast asp, plural fl. etc- our paths feel two is not adequate represenative sample.  If we can we make cell blocks on thicker fluids like plueral  fluid.

On our bronch washes and sputums we prepare four smears each.

Jennifer Englin
Rice Memorial Hospital
Willmar MN
jle@rice .willmar .us

>>> <> 10/17/00 06:45PM >>>
For those of you who prepare cytology specimens,  how many smears do you make 
for each body fluid, bronch wash, and breast aspiration received in your lab, 
and do you prepare smears, cytospins, or a combination of both?


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