Liquid-based cytology (Thin Prep Pap Test). A one-year experience

Francisco Alameda Quitllet, Pere Fusté, Sara Albert, Emilia Romero, Eulalia Gimferrer, Imma Soler, Maria Conangla, Ramon Carreras, Sergi Serrano

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Objectives: To describe our experience of liquid-based cytology (Thin Prep Pap Test) over a 1-year period by evaluating the follow-up of patients with an abnormal result and to compare the results obtained with the Thin Prep Pap Test with those previously obtained with conventional cytology. Subjects and methods: The results of 11,150 cervico-vaginal pap tests (8,086 conventional tests and 3,064 liquid-based tests [Thin Prep]) were evaluated. The follow-up of patients with a diagnosis of atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS) and low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL) was evaluated. Results: Diagnosis of abnormal results in all categories increased, although this increase was only statistically significant when the results were evaluated as a whole. The results of follow-up were similar with both methods. Conclusions: Liquid-based cytology (Thin Prep Pap Test) substantially increases the detection of preneoplastic cervical lesions and consequently improves the yield of cervico-vaginal cytology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-202
JournalProgresos en Obstetricia y Ginecologia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007


  • Cervico-vaginal cytology
  • Conventional cytology
  • Thin Prep Pap Test


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