The 3D Cell Explorer breaks every record: without any staining, the waiting time for Pap-test results can be reduced from two weeks to two seconds!
Exfoliative cytopathology is an easily performed, noninvasive, and inexpensive procedure used in screening for preinvasive and invasive cancer cells. The incidence of cervical cancer has decreased by more than 50% in the past 30 years. That is mainly due to the increased use of a cytopathology screening called Papanicolaou test, better known as a Pap test. It involves exfoliating cells from cervix and smearing them on a glass slide. In order to examine them under a common microscope, the smeared biological sample must be fixed and stained. If not performed well, these procedures will compromise the test results. Thanks to Nanolive’s technology, the Pap-test screening can be done in real time with no need for fixation and chemical staining. Preserve the natural status of cells to obtain the most precise and reliable results possible!
Marker-free 3D Pap-Test
A fixed pap-smear slide was analyzed thanks to the 3D Cell Explorer. The images were acquired the day after the sample collection at room temperature and without any chemical marker. A routine methodology analysis was conducted on a duplicate of this sample and it confirmed our diagnosis hypothesis of mild inflammation.