Comparative Evaluation of Smear Cytology & Hybrid Capture II for the Diagnosis of Cervical Cancer.

Comparative Evaluation of Smear Cytology & Hybrid Capture II for the Diagnosis of Cervical Cancer.

Background & objectives: There is no ideal screening method for cervical cancer in India with the role of human papilloma virus (HPV) detection yet to be established. This study was undertaken to compare the diagnostic accuracy of HPV testing by hybrid capture II (HC-II) with conventional cervical smear cytology for squamous intraepithelial lesions (SIL). Methods: […]

Unsatisfactory Reporting Rates: 2006 Practices of Participants in the College of American Pathologists Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Gynecologic Cytology (Cap Laboratory Improvement Programs) (Survey)

Unsatisfactory Reporting Rates: 2006 Practices of Participants in the College of American Pathologists Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Gynecologic Cytology (Cap Laboratory Improvement Programs) (Survey)

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) assesses practice patterns using survey questionnaires sent to laboratories participating in CAP programs. Cervicovaginal cytology surveys have been used since 1994 and have evaluated practices related to implementation of the Bethesda System (TBS) terminology and reporting rates for interpretive categories used in Papanicolaou (Pap) testing. Benchmarks for unsatisfactory rates […]

Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of the Dog and Cat - E-Book

Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of the Dog and Cat – E-Book

Long-trusted and respected in the field, Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of the Dog and Cat, 3rd Edition is a complete resource for developing and enriching the knowledge and skills needed for clinical laboratory diagnostics. Detailed illustrations and descriptions of cytologic and hematologic samples enable you to diagnose both common and uncommon diseases in dogs and […]

Human Papillomavirus Testing and Reporting Rates: Practices of Participants in the College of American Pathologists Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Gynecologic Cytology in 2006 (CAP Laboratory Improvement Programs) (Report)

Human Papillomavirus Testing and Reporting Rates: Practices of Participants in the College of American Pathologists Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Gynecologic Cytology in 2006 (CAP Laboratory Improvement Programs) (Report)

Since 1994, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has used survey questionnaires to assess practice patterns in cervicovaginal cytology. (1-5) These surveys have documented the widespread implementation of the first 2 versions of the Bethesda system, reporting rates for various cervical cytology categories and important benchmarking data for quality assurance. In 2003, human papillomavirus (HPV) […]

Changes in Participant Performance in the "Test-Taking" Environment: Observations from the 2006 College of American Pathologists Gynecologic Cytology Proficiency Testing Program (Cap Laboratory Improvement Programs) (Report)

Changes in Participant Performance in the “Test-Taking” Environment: Observations from the 2006 College of American Pathologists Gynecologic Cytology Proficiency Testing Program (Cap Laboratory Improvement Programs) (Report)

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Gynecologic Cytology (PAP) has existed for 18 years as an educational and laboratory accreditation activity for pathologists and cytotechnologists. (1-3) When the CAP Gynecologic Cytology Proficiency Testing Program (PAP PT) received approval in 2006 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the best-performing, statistically […]