CYTOLOGY TEST FOR CANCER (PAPANICOLAOU)

Sep 7, 2008

CYTOLOGY TEST- for Cancer (PAPANICOLAOU)- test for diagnosing cervical cancer by swabbing or or aspirating vaginal secretion from the posterior fonix and making a smear on a glass slide and examines and interpret by the pathologist.
This examination must not be performed to a patient who is presently on menstrual flow.

CLASSIFICATION for cytological findings suggested by Papanicolaou test

Class 1- absence of atypical or abnormal cells
Class 2- atypical cytology but no evidence of malignancy
Class 3- cytology suggestive of but not conclusive for malignancy
Class 4- cytology strongly suggestive of malignancy
Class 5- cytology conclusive to malignancy

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