Atypical epithelial cells and specimen adequacy: Current laboratory practices of participants in the College of American Pathologists Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Cervicovaginal Cytology Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Clinical Laboratory Techniques
  • Cytodiagnosis
  • Specimen Handling
  • Uterine Cervical Dysplasia
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms

abstract

  • Most laboratories that responded to the surveys had adopted Bethesda terminology and criteria for specimen adequacy and ASCUS/AGUS. Reporting rates for SIL and adequacy categories have remained stable, but median ASCUS rates and ASCUS/SIL ratios are higher than in 1993. The AGUS category is reported infrequently, but can be associated with significant pathology.

publication date

  • February 23, 2000

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 10656727

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 203

end page

  • 11

volume

  • 124

number

  • 2