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 overall responses to AIS slides among laboratories, pathologists, and cytotechnologists are summarized in Table 1.
Cytotechnologists are medical laboratory professionals who study human cellular samples for evidence of cancer and other diseases.
In some more traditional hospital-based laboratories, for example, there is a need for cytotechnologists to perform tests like fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) that determine Her2/neu gene copy number amplification on formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded breast biopsies.
The present study found 15% TP HPV infection in LSIL reported by the cytotechnologist and 57% reported by the pathologist, a difference statistically significant was found when these results were compared (p < 0.
Menstrual blood and inflammatory cells can mask abnormal cells; these cells would not be visible to the cytotechnologist.
He was named Cytotechnologist of the Year by the California Association of Cytotechnologists.
Nevertheless, there are numerous flaws in the screening method, including barriers to access, inadequate sampling of the cervix, unrepresentative transfer of the collected material to the slide, and inaccurate interpretation by the cytotechnologist and pathologist.
Melanie Williams, 31, is a cytotechnologist in Plano, Texas.
All Papanicolaou smears were evaluated at a private laboratory according to established protocol by one cytotechnologist and one pathologist to control for variability of interpretation.
Most aren't analyzed by a doctor but by a cytotechnologist, who ordinarily is a college graduate with a year of special training.
Sharda Lallu, BSc CFIAC, Cytotechnologist [1] Sarla Naran, BSc CFIAC, Cytotechnologist [1] Peter Bethwaite, MB ChB PhD FRCPA FFSc (RCPA), Pathologist1 and Senior Lecturer [2]