Cytology A proprietary system–Cytec, Inc, in which specimens are obtained with a special fluid collection system and the slides for cytologic examination are spread in one-cell-thick layers. See thin prep.
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Tokyo, Japan, July 29, 2005 - (JCNN) - Olympus announced on July 27 that it has signed an exclusive distributor agreement with Cytyc Corporation of Massachusetts to market Cytyc's proprietary cell analysis system, ThinPrep System, in Japan.
The investigators collected ThinPrep specimens as part of an ongoing prospective study of STDs in adolescents at a primary care clinic in Atlanta, Georgia.
The ThinPrep System consists of the ThinPrep([R]) 2000 Processor, ThinPrep([R])3000 Processor, ThinPrep([R]) Imaging System, and related reagents, filters, and other supplies.
of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, entitled, "ThinPrep as a Screening Method for Cervical Dysplasia in Rural El Salvador," compared the sensitivity of the ThinPrep Pap Test to the conventional Pap smear for detecting high grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL) and cancer in rural El Salvador.
The ThinPrep Pap Test is manufactured and marketed by Cytyc Corporation (Nasdaq: CYTC) of Boxborough, Massachusetts.
The investigators compared the clinical diagnostic performance and specimen adequacy of 56,339 ThinPrep specimens with 74,756 conventional Pap smear cases from similar physician office sources in a corresponding period of the previous year.
Healthcare decision to offer reimbursement for the ThinPrep Pap Test," said Patrick J.
The investigators reported that the ThinPrep Pap Test significantly increased the detection of squamous intraepithelial lesions (SIL) by 36 percent while reducing the percentage of equivocal ASCUS cases by 45 percent.
The study, "Utility of Liquid-Based Cytology for Cervical Carcinoma Screening," is the first population-based study comparing ThinPrep slides with conventional Pap smears.
Researchers from Fletcher Allen Health Care, the University of Vermont, presented data evaluating the effectiveness of the ThinPrep Imaging System in low risk screening population.
The ThinPrep 3000 is a fully automated system capable of unattended batch processing of ThinPrep(R) Pap Test(TM) samples.
These studies continue to validate and affirm the improved efficacy of the ThinPrep Pap Test for cervical cancer screening.