OBJECTIVE: To compare the results among conventional gynecologic cytology liquid-based cytology and manual screening and liquid-based cytology automatically screened. STUDY DESIGN: The results of 53,311 cervicovaginal samples, corresponding to 53,311 women of Barcelona, Spain are reviewed. The cases are subdivided into 19,742 conventional cervicovaginal samples; 17,596 liquidbased cytology, manually screened samples; and 15,973 liquid-based automated-screened samples. RESULTS: The automated screening increases the atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance and low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion detection, in respect to liquid-based, manual screening and conventional cytology. In the follow-up, automated screening increases the diagnosis of squamous intraepithelial lesion (low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion and highgrade squamous intraepithelial lesion). CONCLUSION: Automated screening increases detection of all categories and increases the specificity for highgrade squamous intraepithelial lesion. © Science Printers and Publishers, Inc.
|Journal||Analytical and Quantitative Cytology and Histology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2011|
- Automated screening
- Liquid-based cytology
- Quality control