Liquid Based Cytology

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A method for preparing cytological specimens—in particular from the cervix—for microscopic evaluation in which the patient specimen is suspended in a liquid, which is used to produce a thin layer of cells
Pros Fewer false negative specimens, standarisation of the preparation, better cell preservation, fewer inadequate samples, prevention of overly thick cell clusters, elimination of air drying artefact, removal of debris and inflammation, allows HPV testing on remaining specimen
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Our Easyprep is designed to provide the medium and big volume laboratory access to the most efficient and effective liquid based cytology technology available in the market.
HPV testing is objective and highly reproducible in sharp contrast to conventional as well as liquid based cytology which are subjective and labor intensive.
Dr Hilary Fielder, director of Screening Services Wales, said: "One of the key achievements of Liquid Based Cytology is the dramatic decrease in the rate of unsatisfactory results which fell fromnine per cent in 2003 to less than two per cent today.
Dr Adrian Phillips, director of public health for Wolverhampton, said: "The introduction of liquid based cytology is a huge step forward.
In October 2003, the NHS Cervical Screening Programme announced the introduction of Liquid Based Cytology (LBC) - the latest screening technology.
The July 7, 2007 edition of the BMJ, titled "Advantages of Liquid Based Cytology," also includes a commentary describing the ThinPrep Imaging System and an editorial confirming the advantages of this technology.
Contract award: Liquid Based Cytology and HPV Testing Managed Service Contract for Cervical Screening Wales.
A comparison of HPV DNA testing and liquid based cytology over three rounds of primary cervical screening: extended follow up in the ARTISTIC trial.
Demand for our liquid based cytology ('LBC') service,
Elizabeth's Medical Center and Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts have reported the results of a study in which the gradient density separation or Cell Enrichment(TM) process employed by the SurePath liquid based cytology system capably handled significantly greater amounts of potentially obscuring blood than the competing membrane filtration method.
The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (Nice) has enough evidence to show that liquid based cytology can bring significant benefits to the cervical screening programme.