Management of Papanicolaou test results that lack endocervical cells

Elumir-Tanner, Lizette; Doraty, Meghan
March 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/22/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 5, p563
Academic Journal
The article focuses on how health care providers should respond to a satisfactory Papanicolaou (Pap) test results that lack endocervical cells, with regards to a case of a patient whose smear is identified a satisfactory for evaluation but lacks endocervical cells in sample. It analyzes several studies regarding Pap smear result that lacks sampling in the transformation zones. It suggests that a physician should schedule the patient for regular testing unless there is suspicion of abnormalities.


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