The present status of cytochemistry in the diagnosis of haematological malignancy
CITATION: Staples, W. G. & Getaz, E. P. 1977. The present status of cytochemistry in the diagnosis of haematological malignancy. South African medical Journal, 51(23):838-841.
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Newer concepts in the application of cytochemistry to the diagnosis of haematological malignancies are discussed. The underlying physiological principles and location of the various enzymes are indicated. Older stains, once thought to be diagnostic, have been shown to be nonspecific. Newer, more accurate stains are now available.