Processing, Reporting, and Sensitivity of Cervical Cytology with an Emphasis on Glandular Lesions

  • Rosemary H. Tambouret
  • David C. Wilbur
Part of the Essentials in Cytopathology book series (EICP, volume 19)


The accuracy of cervical cytology interpretation is dependent on multiple factors: adequate sampling of the transformation zone of the cervix, proper preparation of the cytology slide, correlation of the cytology findings with clinical data provided on the requisition, reporting format, and terminology. In this chapter preanalytic factors impacting recognition of glandular lesions on cervical cytology are discussed, as well as the sensitivity of cervical cytology for glandular lesions.


Conventional cytology Liquid based Imaging Requisition Bethesda System Sensitivity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosemary H. Tambouret
    • 1
  • David C. Wilbur
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PathologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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