• 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.