European guidelines for quality assurance in cervical cancer screening: recommendations for collecting samples for conventional and liquid-based cytology.

@article{Arbyn2007EuropeanGF,
  title={European guidelines for quality assurance in cervical cancer screening: recommendations for collecting samples for conventional and liquid-based cytology.},
  author={Marc Arbyn and Amanda Herbert and Ulrich Schenck and P. Nieminen and Josh Jordan and E Mcgoogan and Julietta Patnick and Catherine Racicot Bergeron and J J Baldauf and Paul J. J. M. Klinkhamer and Johan Bulten and Pierre Leonard Martin-Hirsch},
  journal={Cytopathology : official journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology},
  year={2007},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={133-9}
}
The current paper presents an annex in the second edition of the European Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Cervical Cancer Screening. It provides guidance on how to make a satisfactory conventional Pap smear or a liquid-based cytology (LBC) sample. Practitioners taking samples for cytology should first explain to the woman the purpose, the procedure and how the result will be communicated. Three sampling methods are considered as acceptable for preparing conventional Pap smears: (i) the… CONTINUE READING