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


Clinical History:
21 year old woman

NILM: Endocervical cells

Cytomorphologic Criteria:
Dissociated endocervical cells with tall columnar shape and bland nuclei. Interpretation is NILM.

Explanatory Notes:
Dissociation is more frequent in liquid based preparations than in conventional slides. The presence of endocervical cells indicates that the transformation zone has been sampled (a minimum of 10 well-preserved endocervical or metaplastic cells is required; they do not need to be in groups).

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