Other useful supplies for pathology field work include fine-needle aspiration biopsy material, core biopsy needles, Diff-Quik stain
, 10% potassium hydroxide solution, formalin containers, and culture/transport media for bacteria and fungi.
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.
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).
Some smears were air-dried for Diff-Quik stain
, while others were acidified alcohol fixed for Papanicolaou stain.
Intracytoplasmic lumen was defined as empty vacuoles with or without magenta material inside in Diff-Quik stain
or empty vacuoles with or without greenish material inside in Papanicolaou stain?
Many of the cells were enmeshed in a metachromatic matrix, best seen on Diff-Quik stain
A Diff-Quik stain
confirmed the identification of ciliocytophthoria (Figure 2).
Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration smears were air dried before staining with Diff-Quik stains
These vasoformative lumens sometimes contained fragmented red blood cell by-products that were densely basophilic on Papanicolaou and on Diff-Quik stains