Inflammation and Infection
Inflammatory cells, blood and debris
Inflammatory cells, blood cells and debris may be reduced by the preparation of LBC slides however their presence is still demonstrated.
SurePath™ - Inflammation
A marked inflammatory exudate is represented in this SP preparation.
ThinPrep® - Inflammation
Numerous polymorphonuclear leucocytes are evident in this TP preparation, indicating the presence of a marked inflammatory exudate.
SurePath™ - Old blood
Blood is largely removed from SP slides during preparation however degenerate blood may occasionally be seen, as in this preparation with accompanying tumour cells.
ThinPrep® - Red blood cells
Red blood cells lysed during slide preparation appear as pale staining fragments.
Trichomonas, Candida, Actinomyces, Herpes
Microorganisms may be more clearly seen in LBC slides however their presentation may vary slightly from that seen in CP.
ThinPrep® - Candida
Candida showing clearly defined pseudohyphae with associated clumping of squamous epithelial cells
ThinPrep® - Trichomonas
Trichomonas appear slightly larger than polymorphonuclear leucocytes and display elongated nuclei.
SurePath™ - Actinomyces
Dense clump of blue-staining
SurePath™ - Trichomonas
Trichomonas displaying small elongated nuclei with accompanying inflammatory cells.
ThinPrep - Actinomyces
Blue-staining, filamentous bacteria in dense clumps.
SurePath™ - Herpes virus
Multinucleated cells with nuclear moulding, “ground glass” nuclear material and prominent nuclear inclusions.
ThinPrep® - Herpes virus
Squamous cells showing multinucleation, nuclear moulding and “ground-glass” appearance of nuclei.
SurePath™ - Candida
Clearly defined pseudohyphae with trapped epithelial cells.