The efficacy of liquid-based cervical cytology using direct-to-vial sample collection.

@article{Ferris2000TheEO,
  title={The efficacy of liquid-based cervical cytology using direct-to-vial sample collection.},
  author={Daron G. Ferris and N L Heidemann and Mark Stephen Litaker and John H Crosby and Michael S Macfee},
  journal={The Journal of family practice},
  year={2000},
  volume={49 11},
  pages={1005-11}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies of liquid-based cervical cytology (LBCC) have used a split sample collection technique that creates a potential negative bias for its evaluation. Thus, the full diagnostic potential of LBCC has not been established. The purpose of our study was to determine rates of specimen adequacy and cervical cytologic and histologically confirmed diagnoses obtained with a liquid-based Papanicolaou (Pap) test using a direct-to-vial sample collection technique and compare these… CONTINUE READING