cell block


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cell block

a paraffin block, suitable for sectioning, staining, and microscopic study, prepared from any suspension of cells in fluid (that is, aspirates or washings); cells are concentrated by centrifugation or filtering, and the resulting aggregation is processed as if it were a solid specimen of tissue.

cell block

Cytology A paraffin-embedded specimen derived from dried mucus, sputum, or debris found in fluids of pleural, pericardial, endobronchial and other sites that cannot be processed in the usual fashion for cytologic analysis
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(7) In that study, even after using a portion of the cell pellet for cell block and ThinPrep slide creation, the quality of the remaining DNA obtained from the cell pellet was excellent; only 6 of the 228 cases (2.6%) tested in the clinical series failed analysis, and most of these because of insufficient DNA yield.
The Surepath and cell block preparations were hypercellular including macrophages, groups of normal salivary gland acinar cells, many dissociated and clustered uniform columnar to polygonal cells with basophilic cytoplasm, round to oval bland nuclei with fine chromatin, and inconspicuous nucleoli.
Samples of MLBC of which cell block preparation is made are collected from about 60 patients in the age group of 20 to 70 years with gynaecological complaints like white discharge P/V and bleeding P/V attending the Gynaecology Outpatient Clinic at JSS Hospital, Mysore.
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Following FNAC, six cases could not be interpreted by cell block due to either insufficient aspiration material for cell block formation, or scanty cellularity, crushed tumor cells, or blood only in the prepared cell blocks.
A quasi-natural cell block was created by providing a unique environment in which cells grew by generating their own extracellular matrix
Cell Block 7--decommissioned in 2007, but still connected to the Parnall Correctional Facility--is the only museum of its kind in the nation at an operating prison.
If it decides that he cannot be held along with Arabs, a problem will be created, since there is no cell block in Israel that answers this description.
Uma abordagem ainda pouco explorada em Medicina Veterinaria vincula-se a realizacao do cell block de agarose (CBA), metodo originariamente proposto no processamento de amostras para microscopia eletronica (YUAN & GULYAS, 1981; MULDER et al., 1997; SANCHEZ & SELVAGGI, 2006), que potencialmente otimiza a amostra citologica por possibilitar maior preservacao arquitetural e por permitir a emblocagem da amostra em parafina, com posterior processamento, a semelhanca de uma amostra histologica, viabilizando o emprego de tecnicas histoquimicas e imuno-histoquimicas complementares (MASSERDOTTI, 2006).
The cell block technique is a histological approach, often used in medical pathology, which consists of aspirating the lesion with the use of an 18-gauge needle followed by laboratory processing.
The official said a group of inmates in one cell block started to riot and took a guard hostage.
A NIGHTCLUB singer, a doublemurderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin.