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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Each preparation, stain (eg, Diff-Quik, Papanicolaou, H&E), and fixative (eg, alcohol based, formalin, saline, among others) offers its unique advantage(s) and often complements the others.
A fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the bony lesions was performed, and the samples were fixed in methanol and stained with Diff-Quik for cytologic evaluation.
With exception of tape preparations the slides are heat fixed and stained using Diff-quik, Giemsa, Gram's or Methylene blue.
Fine needle aspiration and impression samples from cutaneous lesions were obtained, air dried and stained with Diff-Quik, for cytologic evaluation.
Most studies using previously stained cytology smears have shown that molecular testing can be performed successfully using both air-dried Diff-Quik (methanol fixed during staining) as well as Papanicolaou (ethanol fixed) stained slides.
It is highly recommended by experts in the field that interpretation of salivary gland aspirates be made with extreme caution, taking into consideration the clinical and radiologic data and the patients' symptoms during the aspiration process, and most importantly, thoroughly evaluating multiple slides and smears with Diff-Quik, Papanicolaou, and hematoxylin-eosin stains.
The study slides included Diff-Quik, Papanicolaou, and hematoxylineosin stains of FNAs from lung, lymph node, and bone.
Each air-dried smear was immediately Diff-Quik stained for on-site microscopic examination.