cytologic specimen

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a specimen used for cytologic examination and diagnosis

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Validation of commonly used immunostains on cell-transferred cytologic specimens.
In addition to dental hygiene faculty and students, dental hygienists in clinical practice, as well as medical and allied health care providers, can readily collect cytologic specimens for evaluation by a pathologist.
6-9] With the split sample technique, the cytologic specimen is first transferred to a glass slide for the CPT before transferring the remaining cervical cells to the liquid transport fluid.
There is still the misconception that cytologic specimens are less suited for DNA-based molecular analyses than FFPE tumor material.
The purposes of this study were (1) to determine the efficacy of a second-generation (HC II) HPV DNA test to detect carcinogenic HPV from residual cells of a liquid-based cervical cytologic specimen, and (2) to compare the performance of the HC II test with the standard HCT HPV test from a direct cervical swab sampling to detect cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) in women with Pap smear reports of ASCUS and LSIL.
In an era of personalized medicine, with an increasing need for molecular testing, cytologic specimens comprise a crucial component in providing prognostic and predictive information for clinical management of patients with lung cancer.
Although it is ideal if validation materials are identical to patient test specimens (eg, formalin-fixed tissue sections; cell blocks from cytologic specimens initially fixed in alcohol; decalcified tissues), it is generally not practical to maintain complete validation sets specific for all possible specimen types, fixatives, and times in decalcification solution.
The responses to specific questions surrounding validation of IHC procedures for cytologic specimens were notable.
Because of potential differences in the handling and processing of cytologic preparations, appropriate evaluation of HER2 staining of cytologic specimens before testing and reporting patient sample is recommended.
Nour Sneige: Utility of Cytologic specimens in the evaluation of prognostic and predictive factors of breast cancer.
These investigators used massively parallel sequencing to test DNA collected in modern liquid-based cytologic specimens for the same mutations found in the cancer cells.
Molecular testing of cytologic specimens for Epstein-Barr virus and human papillomavirus (HPV) can facilitate identification of the primary site in the nasopharynx and oropharynx.
The immunohistochemistry (IHC) kit identifies the antigen Carbonic Anhydrase IX (CA IX) in tissues or cytologic specimens.
of Miami) describe the methods of effusion cytology (the study of cells in fluids) for diagnosing cancer, including a methodology developed at the Miller School of Medicine involving the use of alcohol-fixed, papanicolaou-stained slides for immunocytochemistry for the diagnosis, sub-classification, and determination of origin for cancer malignancies in cytologic specimens.
All diagnostic methods are addressed, including the light microscope as well as genetic, molecular, and immunologic modalities and interpretation of cytologic specimens.