ultrafast Papanicolaou stain

ultrafast Papanicolaou stain

Cytology A stain for cytology specimens which improves the quality of preparation, and facilitates interpretation of specimens obtained by fine-needle aspiration
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Comparison of modified ultrafast Papanicolaou stain with the standard rapid Papanicolaou stain in cytology of various organs.
The new "ultrafast Papanicolaou stain" method, according to Yang and Alvarez, "produces a transparent preparation with a polychromic stain and crisp nuclear details in a clean background." Because they are air-dried, the cells appear larger.