Diff-Quik


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Diff-Quik

A proprietary histologic stain consisting of 3 dyes—triarylmethane, xanthene, and thiazine—yielding results on cytologic and pathologic specimens that are similar to that of the more time-consuming Wright-Giemsa stain.
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The air-dried smear was immediately Diff-Quik (StatLab Medical Products, McKinney, Texas) stained for on-site microscopic examination.
One of the air-dried smears was Diff-Quik stained and examined under light microscopy; this needle pass was also cellular and composed of numerous tumor cells.
Smears stained with Diff-Quik , cytospins, and cell block sections were examined.
Each lymph node was serially sectioned and touch preparations were made and stained with H&E, modified Diff-Quik Giemsa stain, or both (based on an assigned pathologist preference) for intraoperative diagnosis.
One smear was air dried and stained with Diff-Quik stain (StatLab, McKinney, Texas) for onsite rapid assessment.
The FNA specimens were air-dried for Diff-Quik stain or were fixed in acidified alcohol for Papanicolaou stain.
The cytology smears on light microscopic examination showed numerous foreign body giant cells, histiocytes, occasional neutrophils, and amorphous debris mixed with blood on Diff-Quik (Figure, B), and Papanicolaou (Figure, C) stains.
Air-dried slides were also prepared and stained with the Diff-Quik method.
Diff-Quik stain showed numerous fungal forms with narrow neck budding (arrow) and clear capsules, ranging in size between 3 and 12 [micro]m (Figure 2, original magnification x1000).
In all cases, the material obtained was smeared onto uncoated glass slides and either air dried or fixed in 95% ethanol for Diff-Quik or a Papanicolaou stains, respectively.
A Diff-Quik stain confirmed the identification of ciliocytophthoria (Figure 2).