Papanicolaou stain

(redirected from Pap stain)

Pa·pa·ni·co·la·ou stain

(pa-pă-ni'kō-low),
a multichromatic stain used principally on exfoliated cytologic specimens and based on aqueous hematoxylin with multiple counterstaining dyes in 95% ethyl alcohol, giving great transparency and delicacy of detail; important in cancer screening, especially of gynecologic smears.

Papanicolaou,

George N., Greek-U.S. physician, anatomist, and cytologist, 1883-1962.
Papanicolaou examination
Papanicolaou smear - Synonym(s): Pap smear
Papanicolaou smear test - Synonym(s): Pap test
Papanicolaou stain - a multichromatic stain used in cancer screening, especially of gynecologic smears.
Papanicolaou test - Synonym(s): Pap test
Pap smear - vaginal or cervical cells obtained for cytological study. Synonym(s): Papanicolaou smear
Pap test - examination of cells stained with Papanicolaou stain. Synonym(s): Papanicolaou smear test; Papanicolaou test
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Tenders are invited for supply of Quick PAP Stain (Contains-Haemotoxyline,Absolute Alcohol, Orange G-6.
Pap stain is also stable over time, allowing smears to be stored for later review.
The samples are also screened for cancer with Pap stain analysis and CT scans.
The slide is stained with the conventional Pap stain.
Diamics' Pap-Map technique is thus able to create a "map" of the sample collected from the cervix, providing the physician with Pap stain qualitative aspects of abnormal areas of the cervix, to help direct colposcopy and biopsy procedures.
This preclinical study is believed to be the first research of its kind where an alternative method of cell analysis was compared with the PAP stain method using the same sample cells.
More than 500 individuals at high risk for developing lung cancer have volunteered to provide deep-lung sputum samples to be screened for cancer with Pap stain analysis and CT scans.
Study volunteers provide deep-lung sputum samples to be screened for cancer with Pap stain analysis performed by cytopathologists at the VA Medical Center in Denver, and CT scans read by independent radiologists under the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (I-ELCAP) Enrollment and Screening Protocol.
Exhibit 91: Global Procedure Volume of Pap Stains 2012-2016 (in million units)
The fourth edition expands coverage of ancillary diagnostic techniques, adds information on rare entities, pairs images of MGG stains with images of Pap stains for more complete diagnostic guidance, and increases the number (but reduces the size) of color microphotographs of smears.
8 Histology/Cytology Test Key Segmentation Pap Stains Non-pap Stains Image Cytometry Flow Cytometry IHC and ISH Circulating Tumour Cells Volume Analysis by Test Type Volume Trends 14.