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Conventional Pap References

All conventional paps are reported with the comment: "Conventional Pap Cytology has been associated with statistically lower detection rates for both low-grade and high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions compared with the now-standard liquid-based preparations". The references for this are as follows:

  1. Sass MA. Use of a liquid-based, thin-layer Pap test in a community hospital. Impact on cytology performance and productivity. Acta Cytol. 2004 Jan-Feb;48(1):17-22

  2. Fremont-Smith M, et al. Comparison of the Surepath liquid-based Papanicolaou smear with the conventional Papanicolaou smear in a multisite direct-to-vial study. Cancer. 2004 Oct 25;102(5):269-79


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