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


Adequacy Description:
Unsatisfactory: scant squamous cellularity

Cytomorphologic Criteria:
An adequate liquid based preparation should have an estimated minimum of 5,000 well-visualized/preserved squamous cells. This specimen is unsatisfactory due to scant squamous cellularity seen at 10X.

Explanatory Notes:
Although this image cannot be directly compared to a microscopic field, this SurePath slide had fewer than 8 cells per 40X field. A SurePath specimen with this level of cellularity throughout the preparation would have less than 5000 cells.

This patient should have repeat cervical cytology sampling or other clinical evaluation

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