Cervix - Cytology
Cytopathology Competency / Milestone Assessment
12. Liquid based Pap Testing




Topic Completed: 1 January 2014

Revised: 4 January 2019, last major update January 2014

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Cite this page: Lastra R., Baloch Z. Liquid based Pap Testing. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cervixcytologycompliquidbased.html. Accessed February 18th, 2019.
Medical knowledge
  1. Recognize the increased quality of liquid based Pap testing over conventional smears
  2. Recognize the various commercially available liquid based preparations
  3. Recognize the guidelines for estimating cellularity of liquid based preparations
  4. Understand the main differences among the commercially available liquid based preparations
    • Preservation fluid utilized
    • Requirements for adequacy
    • Differences in surface area of field to evaluate
  5. Recognize the value of liquid based testing for performing additional ancillary tests
Practice based learning and systems based practice
  1. Understand the significant advantages of liquid based testing over conventional methods related to sensitivity and potential for ancillary testing
  2. Understand the practical methods of determining adequacy according to the commercial liquid based preparation utilized