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Cytology

Cytology

Examples of cytologic preparations

Cytology refers to process of studying cells microscopically that have been collected from a patient through a variety of methods.  This could range from fine needle aspiration to a touch prep.  The end result is cells on a microscope slide that can be stained and examined using a microscope.  Veterinarians are often able to make a diagnosis with this simple cost effective and noninvasive diagnostic technique.