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Cytology smear with optimal preparation technique
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Cytology smear with optimal preparation technique

    Subgross photograph of a cytologic smear prepared with gentle horizontal smearing using a second slide that was placed on top of the material after it was deposited on the bottom slide. Much of the diagnostic material is present in a monolayer and free from excessive cytolysis. Aqueous Romanowsky stain; original magnification, 2X.

Courtesy of Dr. Rebekah Gunn-Christie.