Use frosted slides to clearly label slides with the animal’s name and the location aspirated. 2. Use pencil to write on the frosted section of the glass slide, as ink may wash off during staining.
- 1 How do you describe a microscope slide?
- 2 How do you perform a cytology test?
- 3 What are the two types of cytology?
- 4 What liquid do you put on a microscope slide?
- 5 Can you reuse microscope slides?
- 6 How do you make a permanent microscope slide?
- 7 How do I send cytology?
- 8 How do you make a cytology smear?
- 9 What cytology is used for?
- 10 What are the advantages and disadvantages of permanent slides?
How do you describe a microscope slide?
A microscope slide is a thin flat piece of glass, typically 75 by 26 mm (3 by 1 inches) and about 1 mm thick, used to hold objects for examination under a microscope. Typically the object is mounted (secured) on the slide, and then both are inserted together in the microscope for viewing.
How do you perform a cytology test?
A urine cytology test requires a urine sample, which you provide by urinating into a sterile container. In some cases, a urine sample is collected using a thin, hollow tube (catheter) that’s inserted into your urethra and moved up to your bladder.
What are the two types of cytology?
There are two main kinds, or branches, of cytology: exfoliative cytology and intervention cytology. Healthcare providers can use cytology tests for almost all areas of your body.
What liquid do you put on a microscope slide?
In a wet mount, a drop of water is used to suspend the specimen between the slide and cover slip. Place a sample on the slide. Using a pipette, place a drop of water on the specimen. Then place on edge of the cover slip over the sample and carefully lower the cover slip into place using a toothpick or equivalent.
Can you reuse microscope slides?
The common type of microscope slides are the simple glass ones used for compound light microscopes, and yes, they can be used repeatedly. Just make sure you wash and dry the slide very well between each use. Just make sure you wash and dry the slide very well between each use.
How do you make a permanent microscope slide?
To prepare the slide:
- Place a drop of fluid in the center of the slide.
- Position sample on liquid, using tweezers.
- At an angle, place one side of the cover slip against the slide making contact with outer edge of the liquid drop.
- Lower the cover slowly, avoiding air bubbles.
- Remove excess water with the paper towel.
How do I send cytology?
The specimen should be sent to the Laboratory accompanied by a Cytology requisition/transmittal completed with the patient’s name, hospital number, room number, requesting physician and source of specimen.
How do you make a cytology smear?
Use a saline moistened swab (sterile saline, not water, as the osmotic effect of water ruptures the cells) to remove superficial debris. If bloody, swab/ dab with clean paper towel to remove blood first. Gently touch the tissue surface to a clean slide. Repeat touch imprint along the length of the slide.
What cytology is used for?
Cytology is the exam of a single cell type, as often found in fluid specimens. It’s mainly used to diagnose or screen for cancer. It’s also used to screen for fetal abnormalities, for pap smears, to diagnose infectious organisms, and in other screening and diagnostic areas.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of permanent slides?
Over time the specimen may also start to lose color. Generally, permanent slides require much more elaborate preparation. The advantage is, however, that once prepared the slide can be used over and over again and can be stored for longer time periods.