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Atlas Interpretation:
Interpreted image
Type of Preparation:
Conventional

Magnification:
Medium

Clinical History:
22 y.o. woman, LMP 2 weeks, routine evaluation

Adequacy Description:
NILM: Endocervical cells

Cytomorphologic Criteria:
Distinct cytoplasmic borders are seen in the cluster of cells on the left, giving a ?honeycomb? appearance. The cell cluster on the right is seen from a side view, giving the ?picket fence? appearance. Interpretation is NILM.

Explanatory Notes:
The presence of endocervical cells is an indication that the transformation zone has been sampled (a minimum of 10 well-preserved endocervical or metaplastic cells is required). This is a quality indicator for specimen adequacy.


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