Abstract

Rehydration with Corn Syrup of Air Dried Buccal Smear: An Alternative to Routine Wet Fixation

Aim: To evaluate the possibility of air dried smear and rehydration with corn syrup instead of conventional method.

Materials and Methods: 20 paired buccal smear taken from the healthy individual. one set labelled as wet fixation with 95% ethanol and other set labelled as dry fixation with rehydration with corn syrup. They were graded blindly.

Results : Statically significant similarities were seen between the two groups in terms of cellularity and staining intensity.

Conclusion: The procedure of air drying and rehydration with corn syrup is inexpensive, easy, convenient technique and almost equally effective to routine fixation.


Author(s):

Aiman Zafar



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