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Irish Outsourcing of Smear Test may Result in Cervical Cancer Being Undetected

...uced on an EU-wide basis. "Each patient's previous cytology history was attached to the material received by the US laboratory and was therefore available for interpretation at site. "As a result the HSE is now achieving its target whereby no woman should be waiting more than four weeks to receive test res...

New Cervical Cancer Test Increases the Detection Rate of Abnormal Cells

...ancer has been around for decades but liquid-based cytology (LBC) is now replacing it in many countries. Conv...women. From each single collection, a conventional cytology (CC) sample was made first, followed by a TPI sample. The most important finding of the study is t...

Simple Test Detects Genetic Signs of Lung Cancer in a Patient’s Sputu

... before any morphological changes can be seen in a cytology test.” Sputum cytology is still used in some clinics, but has largely been found to be insensitive, Jiang said. For that re...

Higher Risk for Cervical Cancer Seen Among Women Infected with Multiple HPV Types

... doctors use for HPV screenings – the Papanicolaou cytology or "pap smear" – should be replaced with a test that detects the presence of a HPV co-infection and identifies each HPV genotype. If an infection is present, the current test cannot determine whether it was triggered by just one genotype or multiple ...

Conventional pap smears techniques to detect cervical cancer are here to stay

...ew technique, which made use of the liquid-based// cytology (LBC), was introduced across Scotland. But researchers yesterday proved that this new technique is not more reliable than the older one. The Scottish Executive of the health department assured that he would probe inside the issue. But he said til...

Urine testing for telomerase enzyme for bladder cancer diagnosis

...he cancers. The enzyme check was compared to urine cytology - which looks for cancer cells in urine, but which the researchers say has limited sensitivity, especially for those with low-grade cancers. The enzyme test was shown to be 90% accurate in detecting people who did have cancer and 88% accurate in resu...

More Dependable Screening Test For Bladder Cancer

... the study, the NMP22 test was more sensitive, but cytology was more specific and the number of false-positive... test. But researchers say the high specificity of cytology is offset by low sensitivity, ambiguous test results, expense, and lag time to obtain reports....

A better test than cytology for Urinary Malignancy

...icacy of two types of rapid urine tests with urine cytology in establishing the diagnosis// of transitional ce...ccuracy 62%. In comparison, the sensitivity of the cytology exam was 29%, and accuracy was 59%. Based on these results, the authors concluded that cytology lac...

Cytobrush to detect oral cancer

...howed it to be a significant advance over previous cytology (PAP smear-type) tests. According to Martin S. Greenberg, professor and chairman or oral medicine early detection is our most important weapon in our fight against oral cancer. The survival rate for this prevalent cancer is only 40 per cent overall...

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