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cytologic, cytological

See cytology.


(si-tol'o-je) [ cyto- + -logy]
The science that deals with the formation, structure, and function of cells. cytologiccytological (sit?o-loj'ik) ('i-kal), adjective

exfoliative cytology

Microscopic examination of cells obtained from body excretions, e.g., from the anus or genitourinary tract.

imprint cytology

The study of cellular morphology or of tissue diseases after a clinical specimen, e.g., a bone marrow biopsy, is dabbed on a microscope slide. It is used in some settings as an adjunct or alternative to fine needle aspiration biopsy, frozen sectioning, and other pathological techniques.

liquid-based cytology

Abbreviation: LBC
A means of performing a Papanicolaou test (Pap test) in which the head of the plastic spatula used to obtain cells from the endocervix is inserted directly into a vial containing a fluid cellular preservative. The vial is spun in the laboratory, and a pellet of pure cells is obtained. This cellular layer is then deposited on a microscope slide and examined for evidence of cellular atypia or frank cancer. The liquid-based cytology differs from traditional cervical cytology in that the contents of the spatula are not smeared directly onto a microscope slide. This reduces the number of specimens received by the laboratory that are unable to be interpreted pathologically.

sputum cytology

The examination of cells obtained from mucus in the upper or lower respiratory tract to see if cancer cells are present. See: sputum specimen.

cytological, cytologic

pertaining to cytology.

cytological examination
examination of material for purposes of cytology. Carried out on cerebrospinal fluid, joint fluid, aspirates of body cavities and cystic lesions. Includes total and differential counts.
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Analysis performed on the basis of cytological smear results according to the Bethesda system revealed normal smears in 24% of female patients.
The mean of PMN by three different endometrial cytological methods at week 3 and 4 postpartum.
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Table-2: Correlation between cytological parameters and tumor grade.
Immune status of these patients and ART efficacy can be predicted in them by using oral lesions as a clinical and cytological markers of the immunosuppression.
Cytological examination of stained smears showed different characteristics in terms of types of the cells present as well as in terms of their number.
The supernatant was discarded and the sediment, after tipping the bottom of the tube several times, was smeared on four slides, two of them were ordinary glass slides for conventional cytological examination using Papanicolaou-stain, and the other two slides were positive charged slides for immunocytochemical staining with CAL and CEA using Flex Monoclonal Mouse Anti-Human Calretinin (ready to use) of Clone: DAK-Calret 1, Isotope: IgG1, kappa, Code No.
If a woman visits the GP due to any medical condition and has no screening result recorded in the register, the GP can take cytological smears (if conditions in the practice allow), but must contact the National Health Service and request an invitation letter and screening examination form electronically.
Cytological screening for cervical cancer has been found very effective in countries where the disease is more common.
Cytological smear examination findings of tumour supported by radioimaging can be very helpful in preoperative diagnosis of meningioma presenting at an unusual site as was in our case.
Results: It is observed that on the basis of cytological examination 11 cases were confirmed as benign and 52 as malignant whereas on histological basis 08 cases were confirmed as benign and 50 as malignant.