Out of 24 malignant effusions only 14 were diagnosed on conventional smear and 23 in cytocentrifuge smear.
Thus using cytocentrifuge smear diagnostic yield increased by 34.
However, the difference between Cytocentrifuge & Cell block on each parameter was statistically insignificant (p> 0.
In order to overcome these difficulties, in this study an attempt was made to prepare and analyse routine centrifuge, cytocentrifuge and cell block from the same sample.
6,7) Cytocentrifuge preparations can preserve the cellular details and reduce the overlapping of cells, enabling precise interpretation than conventional smears.
In evaluating the cytological details brought out by each technique, cytocentrifuge was superior in demonstrating cellularity, cell retrival, less cellular crowding, better cytoplasmic and nuclear preservation than routine method.
In this study there is a significant difference between the results obtained by conventional smear as compared to cytocentrifuge and cell block.
Hence for fluids with scant cellularity cytocentrifuge and cell block are useful methods.
These stainers are capable of staining hematology, Gram, or acid-fast bacteria specimens and also doing cytocentrifugation with the optional cytocentrifuge rotor.
Maker of Aerospray family of stainers and the Cytopro stand-alone cytocentrifuge