Cervix - Cytology
Cytopathology Competency / Milestone Assessment
10. Pap Test Screening Guidelines

Topic Completed: 1 January 2014

Revised: 4 January 2019, last major update January 2014

Copyright: (c) 2014-2017, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

PubMed search: Pap Test Screening [title] Guidelines

Zubair W. Baloch, M.D., Ph.D.
Ricardo R. Lastra, M.D.
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Cite this page: Lastra R., Baloch Z. Pap Test Screening Guidelines. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cervixcytologycompscreening.html. Accessed August 24th, 2019.
Medical knowledge
  1. Recognize the recommended age or situation for initiating cervical cytology screening
  2. Recognize the frequency with which screening should be performed
  3. Recognize the age or situation for discontinuing cervical cytology screening
  4. Recognize the utility of HPV DNA testing as an adjunct to cytology for cervical cancer screening
Practice based learning and systems based practice
  1. Understand how the general screening guidelines vary according to the testing method employed
  2. Understand special situation under which the screening guidelines for a patient would differ from those of the general population
  3. Be able to recognize situation in which reflex ancillary testing would be required as part of the screening process and how these situations vary according to the patient’s age
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