Atypical epithelial cells and specimen adequacy: Current laboratory practices of participants in the College of American Pathologists Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Cervicovaginal Cytology
Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
Clinical Laboratory Techniques
Uterine Cervical Dysplasia
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
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.