Published in OBGYN and Reproduction Week, August 28th, 2006
According to researchers writing in the journal Diagnostic Cytopathology, "The Pap test (PT) is most commonly used as a screening test; however, it is often also used as a 'diagnostic test,' usually in patients of known or suspected lesions. As we have recently shown that the yield of atypical interpretations in diagnostic Pap tests (DPTs) is nearly five times greater than the yield for screening Pap tests (SPTs), we speculated that the PT might function differently when used in each population."
"The University of Virginia's cytologic-histologic...
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