cytotechnologist

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cytotechnologist

[‚sīd·ō‚tek′näl·ə·jəst]
(pathology)
A person trained to prepare smears of and examine exfoliated cells, referring abnormalities to a physician.
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The cytoscreener has about seven minutes to make a subjective judgement of each smear.
During implementation, it is necessary to improve the qual-ity of equipment and work, increase the number of gynecology specialists at the primary level, increase the number of specialists in pathological anatomy, educate cytoscreeners, procure micro-scopes, colposcopes and other standardized equipment, and continue staff education (47).
Johannesburg and Cape Town additional screening could not be accommodated without increase in cytoscreeners and support personnel.
Dr Marigold Curling's statement that 'I would have been extremely disappointed and worried if cytoscreeners in my department at St Bartholomew Hospital had missed these abnormal cells in a smear' would have been scientific if she had put this smear through a screen at her and other laboratories in a way not marked as special.