Quality improvement opportunities in gynecologic cytologic-histologic correlations: Findings from the College of American Pathologists Gynecologic Cytopathology Quality Consensus Conference Working Group 4
Cytologic-histologic correlations can be performed retrospectively, during initial case review, or both. At minimum, all available slides should be reviewed for a high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion Papanicolaou test with negative biopsies. The preferred monitor for correlations is the positive predictive value of a Papanicolaou test. Laboratories should design cytologic-histologic correlation programs to explore existing or perceived quality deficiencies.