Are there any alternatives `Cheek sampling` at the moment ?

ajmc98

Don't lick, smell or touch it and you won't die.
For looking at cells and using microscopes you can use the onion and iodine practical.
 
The epithelial liver cells work very well. The staining method is identical, you just wipe the cotton bud on the outside of a liver rather than the inside of a cheek.
 
Does it work with liver that's been frozen, then defrosted, or does this damage the cell structure too much (what I'd expect, but happy to be proved wrong)?
 
We haven't tried fixing them yet and we haven't tried a defrosted liver, but the cells are obvious enough for anyone to try this as an investigation. We have had a liver live in the fridge for a week and watched the little dots of bacteria get more and more numerous until the bin called...
 
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