Cervix - Cytology
Diff - Quik stain

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Definition / general
  • An air dried, Giemsa type stain (IHCWorld, Wikipedia)
  • Better for background material or to assess adequacy of endocervical smears to detect C. trachomatis (J Clin Microbiol 1996;34:2590)
  • Used for fine needle aspirates, not for cervical smears
  • Also spelled Diff - Quick