Ravindran R and Varun Bassessar*
Department of Veterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Science University, Rampura Phul, Bathinda, Punjab, India
*Corresponding Author: Varun Bassessar, Department of Veterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Science University, Rampura Phul, Bathinda, Punjab, India.
Received: May 26, 2022; Published:
Cytology (also known as cytopathology) was established as a diagnostic technique in 1960’s and involves examining cells from bodily tissues or fluids to determine a diagnosis. Over the following decades it has branched out to other fields of medicine. Routine diagnostic tests of hematology, clinical biochemistry along with clinical examination many a times fail to give a definitive diagnosis. The cytological examinations not only help in disease diagnosis but also have it has prognostic value. Diagnostic cytology is classified into two major branches viz., exfoliative cytology and interventional cytology . Exfoliative cytology is the study of cells naturally shed in body fluids and later examined under the microscope with or without centrifugation. Whereas Interventional cytology involves the intervention with the animal’s body like fine needle aspiration to get a sample. At times, diagnostic cytology may not reveal a definitive diagnosis and thus has to be complemented with histopathology as a gold standard .
Citation: Ravindran R and Varun Bassessar. “Cytology for Veterinary Clinicians - An Introductory Note". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.6 (2022): 42-45.
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