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Wyatt's owners approve ear cytology, skin cytology, and skin scrapings. Here are your findings:
HOW TO PERFORM ACETATE TAPE PREPS FOR SKIN CYTOLOGY
Clear acetate tape (not opaque or frosted) is an easy and effective tool for screening patients for the presence of Malassezia dermatitis. Place a piece of tape over areas of dermatitis and pruritus. The glue on the tape is ideal for picking up yeast organisms. Tape is also ideal for screening places that are harder to reach (such as interdigital areas or facial fold areas) with glass slides to make impression smears. Stain the tape with the second and third set of Diff-Quik (Dade Behring) stains (red and purple-eliminate the first step, which is the fixative). Then place the tape sticky side down on a glass slide, and examine it under the microscope with the 100x objective.
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