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(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.
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Cytological examination of stained smears showed different characteristics in terms of types of the cells present as well as in terms of their number.
Careful assessment of cytological material is helpful to detect parasite or inflammatory response to parasite even in asymptomatic patients.
Cytological smears are read by cytopathologists and cytotechnologists at 25 government-based and private laboratories distributed throughout the entire country.
The low frequency of epithelial lesions is in accordance with widely reported and recognised low frequency in WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region, of which Saudi Arabia is a constituent part.19 In addition persistent low trend of cytological abnormalities and malignancy in Pap smears over a time span of 11 years is a very significant proof of general attribute of low frequency of this particular cancer in women sexually restricted by religious and social obligations.
It was observed that on the basis of cytological examination 13 cases were classified as benign and 52 as malignant while on histological basis 11 cases were categorised as benign and 50 as malignant.
Cytological and morphometric analysis of the conjunctival epithelium in patients with vernal conjunctivitis.
Cytological reactions induced by inorganic salt solutions.
Interventions used were cytological surveillance or referral to colposcopy for biopsy and recall if necessary, or referral to colposcopy with immediate treatment based on colposcopic appearance.
The concordance between the results of HCA II for HRHVP and cytological diagnosis was realized using the kappa index with a interval of confidence of 95%, indicating that values under 0.20 mean a poor concordance, 0.20 to 0.40 a weak concordance, 0.41 to 0.60 a moderate concordance, 0.61 to 0.80 a good concordance and over 0.80 to 1 a very good concordance [13].
The cytological sample was assessed by a single consultant pathologist and was classified as inadequate, non-neoplastic, neoplastic, suspicious or indeterminate.
A screening policy based on stand-alone HPV DNA testing is ideal, with cytological tests only for triage of positive cases.