Published September 1, 2005
Cervical Cytology Reporting
This links to the American Society of Cytopathology’s (ASC) cervical cytology reporting guidelines.
Cervical Biopsy-Cytology Correlation (Q-Probes article) (PDF, 2.01 MB)
A report of a 1994-1995 Q-PROBES study published in Archives of Pathology
and Laboratory Medicine, June 1996.
Overview from Quality Management Manual (PDF,
162 K) This document, written by Theresa M. Voytek, MD; Dina R.
Mody, MD; and Diane D. Davey, MD, is taken from Quality Management
in Anatomic Pathology and addresses cytopathology and FNA reports.
Ronald L. Sirota, MD, FCAP, suggests this language as a standard comment/disclaimer for gynecologic Pap smears:
“The Pap smear is a screening test that aids in the detection of cervical cancer and cancer precursors. Both false positive and false negative results can occur. The test should be used at regular intervals, and positive results should be confirmed before definitive therapy.”
Ronald L. Sirota, MD, FCAP, suggests this language as a standard comment/disclaimer for colposcopic biopsies:
“Previous pap smear reviewed.”
“Pap smear performed elsewhere, not reviewed.”
“Findings [do/do not] reflect changes seen in the previous pap smear (accession #).”
Sample cytology reports coming soon