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Atlas Interpretation:
Interpreted image
Type of Preparation:
SurePath/ LBP


Adequacy Description:
NILM Endocervical cells

Cytomorphologic Criteria:
Satisfactory squamous cellularity. Endocervical cells are seen in a honeycomb arrangement.

Explanatory Notes:
An adequate liquid based preparation should have an estimated minimum of 5,000 well-visualized/preserved squamous cells. This image depicts the approximate cellular density of an adequate(>5000 cells) SurePath specimen. It is to be used as a guide in assessing squamous cellularity of SurePath specimens. Endocervical cells are present, indicating that the transformation zone has been sampled (a minimum of 10 well-preserved endocervical or metaplastic cells is required; they do not have to be in groups).

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