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|Stain in short|
Low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion.
|Similar stains||Romanowsky stains|
|Use||the standard stain in cytopathology|
|Interpretation||blue/purple = nucleus, pink/green = cytoplasm, orange = keratin|
- Can be thought of as the H&E of cytopathology.
- It is a modified H&E stain.
- Specimens are fixed in ethanol.
- Good for seeing nuclear detail.
- Out-of-focus cytoplasm is translucent; allows one to focus overlapped cells in different planes.
- Blue/purple = nucleus.
- Green/pink = cytoplasm.
- Orange = keratin.
Urine cytology - UCC - Pap stain. (WC)