Dennis Shusterman, MD, MPH

Research Tools: Nasal Cytology

Nasal cytology involves obtaining tiny scrapings from the inside of the nose (normally from the inferior turbinate).  Scrapings taken from the pseudocolumnar respiratory epithelium of the nose can be stained to estimate inflammatory cell populations, to perform immunocytochemistry, or to extract RNA for gene expression work.  The probe normally used is commercially available (Rhinoprobe, Arlington Instruments).