Pleural or Ascitic Fluid

Application Note

Hettich Centrifuge Application Note

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This application note provides information on specific application methods and the use of Hettich products.


Slide preparations for the cytology of pleural fluid or ascitic fluid

In addition to mesothelial cells, pleural fluid and ascitic fluid also contain lymphocytes and eosinophilic and neutrophilic granulocytes. The protein content is frequently around 30 g/l. The cell content often varies considerably. Both fluids may contain blood and ascitic fluid may also contain lipids.

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