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.
ThinPrep® - Inflammation
Numerous polymorphonuclear leucocytes are evident in this TP preparation, indicating the presence of a marked inflammatory exudate.
SurePath™ - Inflammation
A marked inflammatory exudate is represented in this SP preparation.
ThinPrep® - Red blood cells
Red blood cells lysed during slide preparation appear as pale staining fragments.
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.
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® - Trichomonas
Trichomonas appear slightly larger than polymorphonuclear leucocytes and display elongated nuclei.
SurePath™ - Trichomonas
Trichomonas displaying small elongated nuclei with accompanying inflammatory cells.
ThinPrep® - Candida
Candida showing clearly defined pseudohyphae with associated clumping of squamous epithelial cells
SurePath™ - Candida
Clearly defined pseudohyphae with trapped epithelial cells.
ThinPrep® - Herpes virus
Squamous cells showing multinucleation, nuclear moulding and “ground-glass” appearance of nuclei.
SurePath™ - Herpes virus
Multinucleated cells with nuclear moulding, “ground glass” nuclear material and prominent nuclear inclusions.
ThinPrep - Actinomyces
Blue-staining, filamentous bacteria in dense clumps.
SurePath™ - Actinomyces
Dense clump of blue-staining