Category Cytology

Flowcytometry Basics

The measurement or quantification of cells suspended in a fluid phase is performed using flow cytometry. Fluorochrome-coupled antibodies specific for a certain cellular marker are used to label the cells. The fluidics chamber enables that cell travel via a laser…

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Specimen collection for Cytology of urine

Specimen collection technique: • Voided urine• Ileal conduit urine• Catheter urine• Bladder washing• Upper urinary tract brush cytology Voided urine • It is the most common sample type• Voided urine undergoes degeneration very quickly hence preservative are used to reduce…

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Fundamentals of Cytogenetic Techniques

Cytogenetics is the study of chromosome morphology, structure, pathology, function, and behavior. Chromosomes are studied by cytogenetic techniques and are best studied at mitotic or meiotic metaphase, although some studies, such as fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) methods, may utilize…

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Preparation of Cytological smear

Different methods for preparing the cytology smears are available. Nevertheless, these methods work best with different types of specimens. Understanding each procedure can help to determine the right approach for particular cases, eliminating procedures that may yield suboptimal findings and…

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