Reprocessing bloodstained ThinPrep Papanicolaou cervical cytology samples using glacial acetic acid increases the satisfactory rate in previously unsatisfactory smears.

Reprocessing bloodstained ThinPrep Papanicolaou cervical cytology samples using glacial acetic acid increases the satisfactory rate in previously unsatisfactory smears. Br J Biomed Sci. 2013;70(3):130 Authors: Power Y, Bowes C PMID: 24273902 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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