Influence of smear quality on the rate of detecting significant cervical cytologic abnormalities.

OBJECTIVE To determine the correlation between cervical smear quality and the rate of detecting significant epithelial abnormalities. STUDY DESIGN Smear quality was assessed routinely in a series of 68,328 cervical spatula and spatula/brush combination smears received by our laboratory during 1993. Quality was assessed using a semiquantitative method… (More)