Liquid based cytology

Author: Marilin Rosa, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 24 May 2017, last major update August 2010

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  • Head of spatula, where cells are lodged, is broken off into small glass vial containing preservative fluid or rinsed directly into preservative fluid
  • Sample is sent to lab, then spun and treated to remove mucus, pus or other obscuring material
  • Random sample of remaining cells is taken and deposited onto a slide
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Smearing and slide preparation