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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.
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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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Although cell blocks are frequently used for molecular testing of non-small cell lung carcinomas, at our institution they were suboptimal for analysis in a high proportion of cases.
The riot started when prisoners of one cell block invaded three other cell blocks that housed inmates with rival gang affiliations.
[1] The traditional cytology preparation consists of a smear, which is routinely used but often in combination with alternative and more newly introduced technique(s), including cell blocks and liquid-based cytology (LBC), respectively.
Oldcastle Precast is deepening its stake in specialty structures for telecommunications and utility customers by acquiring the assets of Cell Blocks Inc., whose proprietary, post-tensioned foundation systems support tower installations of key U.S.
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.
Pictures from the site show that the build is on schedule with work on two of the three cell blocks underway and construction of the third is expected to begin in the coming days.
The force then has its own work cut out to complete the facilities before the cell blocks become operational.
The transplanted cell blocks were removed by dissection after sacrificing the mice by C[O.sub.2] inhalation.
The poster describes the integrated technology platform developed by Rosetta Genomics for profiling and characterising microRNAs in multiple clinical samples, including cytological samples, cell blocks and stained smears.
PAS and PAS-D stains on cell block sections were negative and Hale's colloidal iron stain on sections of cell blocks and primary tumour in both cases were positive showing bright blue cytoplasmic staining in contrast to red nuclei.
Cell blocks de agarose: para a realizacao do CBA, acrescentou-se a amostra citologica alcool 70, alocando-se a amostra em tubo conico graduado, procedendo-se centrifugacao a 2000rpm durante 10 minutos.