Atypical epithelial cells and specimen adequacy: current laboratory practices of participants in the college of American pathologists interlaboratory comparison program in cervicovaginal cytology.

@article{Davey2000AtypicalEC,
  title={Atypical epithelial cells and specimen adequacy: current laboratory practices of participants in the college of American pathologists interlaboratory comparison program in cervicovaginal cytology.},
  author={Diane Davis Davey and Sherry Woodhouse and Patricia E Styer and Jana Stastny and Dr. G. M. Mody},
  journal={Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={124 2},
  pages={203-11}
}
CONTEXT The Bethesda System for reporting cervical/vaginal cytologic diagnoses introduced terminology for atypical squamous and glandular cells and categories for specimen adequacy. OBJECTIVES To analyze current laboratory reporting practices and compare trends to previous surveys. DESIGN Questionnaire surveys were mailed to 2000 laboratories in 1996 and 1997. PARTICIPANTS Laboratories enrolled in the College of American Pathologists Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Cervicovaginal… CONTINUE READING

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