The merits of new alternatives to the Papanicolaou test.

  • Edwards Ellison
  • Published 2001 in
    CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal…


T claim by Eduardo Franco and colleagues that “nearly half of specimens [cervical smears] yield falsenegative results” is misleading, as are several of their claims regarding the value of liquid-based and automated cytology. Most studies quote a falsenegative rate of approximately 1–5%. Any laboratory with a 50% falsenegative rate would be shut down. Liquid… (More)


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@article{Ellison2001TheMO, title={The merits of new alternatives to the Papanicolaou test.}, author={Edwards Ellison}, journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne}, year={2001}, volume={165 6}, pages={739-40} }