Papanicolaou


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Pa·pa·ni·co·la·ou

(pa-pă-ni'kō-low),
George N., Greek-U.S. physician, anatomist, and cytologist, 1883-1962. See: Pap smear, Pap test, Papanicolaou examination, Papanicolaou smear, Papanicolaou smear test, Papanicolaou stain.

Papanicolaou or Pap smear

This is a screening test for cancer of the cervix. Cells are scraped from the cervix, smeared on a glass plate, and sent to a laboratory to examine for any abnormal cells or dysplasia. This test may also detect other cells seen in certain vaginal infections.
Mentioned in: Pelvic Exam
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2) One smear is air-dried for rapid Diff-Quik staining, the second smear is alcohol fixed for subsequent Papanicolaou staining in the cytopathology laboratory, and the remaining unstained, air-dried smears can be used for ancillary studies.
Presence of 20% or more clue cells: an accurate criterion forthe diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis in Papanicolaou cervical smears.
Specialty differences in primary care physician reports of Papanicolaou test screening practices: a national survey, 2006 to 2007.
Moreover, as Papanicolaou and his colleagues have demonstrated, time-reversed signals require transducers that operate across an extraordinarily wide band of frequencies.
4) The spherical, thick-walled, broad-based yeast cells (diameter: 10 to 20 [micro]m) can be identified in frozen sections or by any of the fungal-wall stains (potassium hydroxide, Gomori, and PAS) and on Papanicolaou stain.
Hewitt M, Devesa S and Breen N, Papanicolaou test use among reproductive-age women at high risk for cervical cancer: analyses of the 1995 National Survey of Family Growth, American Journal of Public Health, 2002, 92(4):666-669.
George Papanicolaou after whom it was named, the Pap smear remains the cornerstone of screening for cervical cancer.
The letter outlines 12 evidence-based reasons that the NCI-promoted virology-based program, which depends on massive HPV vaccination of young American girls, HPV screening and colposcopic biopsies, to replace the traditional Papanicolaou test for cervical cancer prevention is highly speculative, and should not be adopted prematurely.
The National Bank of Georgia announced that it has appointed Mark Papanicolaou as group vice president at its Athens office.
Territorial: Christos Ktorides (former head of the town planning department [TPD]), Stefos Papanicolaou (over three decades in TPD).
3-6) Wet-mount microscopy and recently approved molecular tests by the US Food and Drug Administration are often preferred methods to make this diagnosis, but this infection is frequently detected by Papanicolaou (Pap) tests during cervical cancer screening.