The Efficiency of Corn Solution as a Cytological Fixative in Buccal Smear

Corn Solution as Cytological Fixative

Authors

  • Jalal Eldein Mahmoud Nour Wara Department of histopathology and cytology, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Elrazi University of Khartoum, Sudan
  • Mohammed Abdulelah Abuzeid Abdulrahem Department of histopathology and cytology, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Elrazi University of Khartoum, Sudan
  • Tasabeeh Mustafa Alzain Salem Department of histopathology and cytology, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Elrazi University of Khartoum, Sudan
  • Waad Akram Albager Mohammed Department of histopathology and cytology, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Elrazi University of Khartoum, Sudan
  • Walaa Tamim Eldar Khalaf Allah Abuzeid Department of histopathology and cytology, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Elrazi University of Khartoum, Sudan
  • Maha Hamid Omer Bushara Department of histopathology and cytology, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Elrazi University of Khartoum, Sudan
  • Amna Mohammed Hassan Department of histopathology and cytology, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Elrazi University of Khartoum, Sudan
  • Alkhair Abd Almahmoud Idris Department of Human biology and histology, Ahfad University for Women, Sudan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47723/kcmj.v18i3.839

Keywords:

Corn syrup, cytological fixative, maltose, oligosaccharide

Abstract

Background: Corn Syrup is food syrup higher of carbohydrate, depending on grade. The study aimed to assess efficiency of Corn syrup as cytological fixative.

Subjects and methods: This was laboratory based study, it has been conducted at Elrazi University included   apparently 30 healthy students have been involved in this study.

Results: Out of 30 smears fixed with 95% alcohol, 76.7% (n=23) shows excellent nuclear stain, 23.3% (n= 7)   shows good nuclear stain. 70% (n=21) show excellent cytoplasmic stain, 26.7% (n=8) shows good cytoplasmic stain, 3.3% (n=1) shows poor cytoplasmuc stain.

   Out of 30 smears fixed with corn solution, 60% (n=18) shows excellent nuclear stain, 40% (n=12) good nuclear stain, 3.3 % (n=1) shows excellent cytoplasmic stain, 83.3% (n=25) shows good cytoplasmic stain, 13.3% (n=4) shows bad cytoplasmic stain.

Conclusion: Study concluded that Corn syrup can be used as cytological fixative alternatively to 95% ethyl alcohol.

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Published

2022-12-31

How to Cite

Wara, J. E. M. N., Abdulrahem, M. A. A., Salem, T. M. A., Mohammed, W. A. A., Abuzeid, W. T. E. K. A., Bushara, M. H. O., Hassan, A. M., & Idris, A. A. A. (2022). The Efficiency of Corn Solution as a Cytological Fixative in Buccal Smear : Corn Solution as Cytological Fixative. AL-Kindy College Medical Journal, 18(3), 219–221. https://doi.org/10.47723/kcmj.v18i3.839