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What is chromatin in thyroid fna biopsy slides? How to visualise?What am I supposed to be looking at?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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In brief: DNA weave

Chromatin is the texture revealed by the dye that stains dna in the cell nuclei -- chromo-, chromosomes, color, dye.
If you're not a pathology / lab tech learner, don't worry about it. Understanding the very subtle patterns and nuances are key to a pathologist's / cytotechnologist's education, and no one else needs to worry -- though there are photos online for everyone to enjoy.

In brief: DNA weave

Chromatin is the texture revealed by the dye that stains dna in the cell nuclei -- chromo-, chromosomes, color, dye.
If you're not a pathology / lab tech learner, don't worry about it. Understanding the very subtle patterns and nuances are key to a pathologist's / cytotechnologist's education, and no one else needs to worry -- though there are photos online for everyone to enjoy.
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