This includes a complete description of the overall cellularity, cell types and morphology, and a description of any etiological agents. A cytologic interpretation is provided and further diagnostic procedures may be recommended. When possible, comments will include prognosis, etiology, and any therapeutic recommendations based on both the literature and Dr. Reavill’s extensive clinical experience.
Cytology is an excellent way to augment your postmortem exams.
Make impression smears from any lesions and all major organs prior to formalin fixation.
Label slides as to collection site and we will be happy to look at them!
Impression cytology of the lung and spleen are useful in atoxoplasma screening of passerines. Sarcocystis can frequently be found on lung impression smears.
Please send these slides with your tissue samples!