In the conventional Pap smear, the physician collect the cells from cervix by Ayer’spatula then smears them on a microscope slide and applies a fixative (containing ethyl alcohol). The slides are then sent to a laboratory for evaluation.
- Sensitivity 72%
- Specificity 94%
Advantages Of Liquid Based Cytology
- Better clarity, uniform spread of smears.
- Better handling of hemorrhagic / inflammatory sample.
- Equivalent sensitivity & specificity to conventional PAP.
- Same liquid sample can be used for HPV PCR testing.