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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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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.
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 (ie, cohesive cell pellets formed in a cytology laboratory and subsequently embedded in paraffin and processed like surgical specimens to generate hematoxylin-eosin [H&E] slides) and liquid-based cytology (LBC), respectively.
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 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.
The two blocks are significant infrastructure investments that will support service improvements, provide further revenue budget savings into the medium term and release older inefficient cell blocks.
The school contains remains of the training arena, cell blocks and Roman baths among many others.
The project will involve electrical work in Cell Blocks C & D related to emergency lighting and power outlets.
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.
The great advantage of cell blocks in these cases is the decrease in cell dispersion.
Police chiefs are looking to share cell blocks with neighbouring forces in an unprecedented move to help stave off job losses and protect frontline policing.
They try to follow the rules from in there,'' she said, gesturing toward the cell blocks.
The appeals court held that the consent decree encompassed the cell blocks in question but that the district court judge abused his discretion when he found that current conditions violated the Eighth Amendment, because the court incorporated its principal findings from two years earlier, despite the fact that a number of issues had since been resolved.