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Cervix-Cytology

Diff-Quik stain


Reviewer: Marlin Rosa, M.D., University of Florida (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 11 June 2011, last major update August 2010
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Definition
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● 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

Terminology
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● Also spelled Diff-Quick

Cytology images
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Pulmonary nodule: Pap versus Diff-Quik

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