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PURPOSE To verify whether women with atypias of undetermined significance and precursor lesions or invasive cervical outcomes were referred to Medium Complexity Units (MCU) following the guidelines(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the performance of rapid pre-screening (RPS) as a method of internal quality control in the cytopathological examination of cervical smears for cervical cancer screening. (More)
BACKGROUND Chagas disease results from infection with the diploid protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. T. cruzi is highly genetically diverse, and multiclonal infections in individual hosts are(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the impact of continued education provided by an external quality control laboratory on the indicators of internal quality control of cytopathology exams. METHODS The internal(More)
A prevalence estimation of congenital transmission in Brazil is performed, based on several sources of recent data. From a serological survey conducted now in Brazil, with children below 5 years old,(More)
BACKGROUND High rates of false-negative results constitute a routine problem in cytology laboratories. Of currently available internal quality control methods, 10% random review is the least(More)