Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Cytology-Microscope Tips!

At Dermatology for Animals we have many services that help us better evaluate your pets skin.  When we set up an in-house fungal test we wait for the plate to change and when it's ready we get the cytology/slide ready for viewing with the microscope.  Dr. Frost has made a short video to show you how to properly make a cytology/slide to easily view a fungal culture.  What is a cytology?

Skin Cytology 

Cytology of the skin is used to identify infection and cells that are indicative of autoimmune disorders. A slide or piece of tape is pressed to the animal's skin (in this case from the fungal plate), picking up samples of the cells and hairs and any microorganisms present.

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