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Ovarian Adenocarinoma in an 80/F.

Pap stain, H&E, MOC31, CA125, and B72.3

MOC31 Positivity indicates that these malignant cells are in fact metastatic adenocarcinoma.

CA125 Positivity indicated that these cells are most likely from the ovary.

B72.3 Positivity indicates that these malignant cells are NOT mesothelial cells.

Polyomavirus in a urothelial cell.

Urine Specimen.

70 year old male with microhematuria.

Metastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma to the lung.


Lung FNA

(Pap-stain, H&E, TTF-1, and Thyroglobulin stains) 

Non-small cell carcinoma, Lung origin.


Pericardial Fluid Aspiration

Hi there! I randomly found your tumblr- I was wondering what kind of education you have/ your exact job title/ etc? I am pondering going back to school for either cytology or more general clinical lab scientist. (The only issue with that is that the idea of giving IV's/drawing blood makes me squeamish) and was looking for some information/advice on these!
ilikecells ilikecells Said:

Hey!  I have a bachelors degree in Biology, and then completed a certification course for Cytotechnology.  My actual job title is “Cytotechnologist” and I really enjoy my job.  In my current hospital, I don’t have any patient contact, but I do work with their specimens… which can get a bit icky.  In a lot of places you do have to actually go on procedures and assist the physicians while they are collecting specimens, so that is something to think about if you are considering Cytology as a career.  Let me know if you have any other specific questions, and I’ll try to answer them for you!

Herpes infection as seen on a ThinPrep cervical specimen.

Aspergillous infection as seen in Bronchial Washings of the right Lung.

A difficult case of Small cell carcinoma, due to air-drying artifact and scant cellularity.


Mediastinal Biopsy.

Actinomyces infection in the lung.

Bronchial Washings.

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It’s Friday!

Even the cells are happy about it.

Adenocarcinoma of the Lung.