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Papanicolaou stain

Papanicolaou stain

(Science: technique) A multichromatic stain used principally on exfoliated cytologic specimens and based on aqueous haematoxylin with multiple counterstaining dyes in 95% ethyl alcohol, giving great transparency and delicacy of detail; important in cancer screening, especially of gynecologic smears.

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Papanicolaou staining

I'm a bit confused about hot to do pap stains. I've got Haematoxylin. My understanding is that I also need OG-6 and Eosin Azure. My understanding is that: OG-6 is a mixture of Orange G and Phosphotungstic Acid Eosin Azure is a mixture of Eosin ...

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by pdavis68
Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:50 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Papanicolaou staining
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