Altered recognition of reparative changes in ThinPrep specimens in the College of American Pathologists Gynecologic Cytology Program Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Vaginal Smears

abstract

  • In the College of American Pathologists Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Gynecologic Cytology, ThinPrep slides with a reference diagnosis of reparative changes have a lower false-positive discordancy rate than conventional slides. Responses to ThinPrep cases with a reference diagnosis of reparative change show a higher exact match error rate than conventional smears. Since reparative changes in gynecologic cytology are recognized as indicating an increased risk of significant lesions, the clinical significance of these altered patterns of recognition of reparative changes in ThinPrep specimens warrants further investigation.

publication date

  • July 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 15974808

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 861

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 129

number

  • 7