Tips for preparing diagnostic cytology slides from effusion
According to the new guide, here are some helpful tips to prepare cytology slides2:
- Be sure to place an adequate amount of sample in an ethylenediamine-tetraacetic acid (EDTA) tube.
- Be sure to always use new, clean microscope slides
- Be sure to change each stain set up at regular intervals and be sure to follow the manufacturer’s directions
- Be sure to not heat-fix the slide. Instead, allow the sample to air dry completely before staining.