cytotechnologist


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cytotechnologist

 [si″to-tek-nol´o-jist] (pl. cy·to·tech·nol·o·gist)
a clinical laboratory scientist specializing in cytology. Certification is through the Board of Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, whose address is P.O. Box 12270, Chicago, IL 60612 (telephone 312-738-1336). The address of the American Society of Cytopathology is 400 W. 9th St., Wilmington, DE 19801 (telephone 302-429-8802).

cy·to·tech·nol·o·gist

(sī'tō-tek-nol'ŏ-jist),
A person with special training in cytopathology who is responsible for screening Papanicolaou (Pap) smears and determining which are test negative and which require further review by a pathologist.
See also: Pap smear, Pap test.
Synonym(s): cytoscreener

cytotechnologist

(sī′tə-tĕk-nŏl′ə-jĭst)
n.
A technician trained in medical examination and identification of cellular abnormalities.

cy′to·tech·nol′o·gy n.

cy·to·tech·nol·o·gist

(sī'tō-tek-nol'ŏ-jist)
A person with special training in cytopathology who is responsible for screening Papanicolaou smears and determining which results are negative and which require further review by a pathologist.
See also: Papanicolaou (Pap) smear, Papanicolaou (Pap) test
Synonym(s): cytoscreener.
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Fine needle aspiration (FNA) and body fluid samples are more complex, requiring more time and evaluation from cytotechnologists. Ancillary tests for these samples, such as immunohistochemistry (IHC) tests, are also increasing and changing rapidly.
The cell sample is delivered to a laboratory where a cytotechnologist (a lab professional who reviews your Pap test) and, when necessary, a pathologist (a physician who examines bodily tissue samples) examine the sample for any abnormalities.
The Venezuelan Public Health Services hire cytotechnologists part time and establish that each cytotechnologist must review 5-6 Pap slides/hour.
High school students interested in a career as a cytotechnologist can prepare by taking courses in mathematics and the sciences.
Pathfinder System: an automated computer-based microscope that helps cytotechnologists identify, mark and record suspicious cells on Pap tests.
The process for screening GYN Pap cases requires a meticulous attention to detail on the part of trained cytotechnologists, who must screen each cell in a sample in a very methodical fashion to identify and record any abnormalities.
Conservatively, each Pap smear contains from 50,000 to 150,000 cells and thus, in the average five minutes allotted to screening each one, a cytotechnologist must make tens of thousands of decisions regarding the malignant potential of individual cells.
There was no performance difference between pathologists and cytotechnologists for LSIL misclassification (P = .28), but cytotechnologists had a significantly higher rate of misclassifying HSIL as LSIL (1437 of 27 534; 5.2%) than did pathologists (1032 of 25 630; 4.0%; P = .003).
With the ThinPrep imaging system, the system can identify 22 microscopic fields of interest for the cytotechnologist who reviews each slide.
Menstrual blood can mask abnormal cells; these cells would not be visible to the cytotechnologist
Overall, the mean vacancy rate for cytotechnologist staff in the country doubled from 10% in 1998 to 20% in 2000.
A cytologic evaluation was performed by a qualified cytotechnologist, and abnormal smears were reviewed by a board-certified pathologist at either SmithKline Bio-Science Laboratory (Philadelphia) or Harrisburg Hospital.