Scientific issues related to the cytology proficiency testing regulations

George Birdsong, Lydia P Howell, Karen Atkison, R. Marshall Austin, Marluce Bibbo, Thomas A. Bonfiglio, Diane D. Davey, Catherine Keebler, Dina Mody, Lynnette Savaloja, Jacalyn Papillo, Marianne Prey, Stephen Raab, Brenda L. Schultz, Diane Solomon

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Abstract

The member organizations of the Cytology Education and Technology Consortium believe there are significant flaws in current cytology proficiency testing regulations. The most immediate needed modifications include lengthening the required testing interval, utilizing stringently validated and continuously monitored slides, changing the grading scheme, and changing the focus of the test from the individual to laboratory level testing. Integration of new computer-assisted and located-guided screening technologies into the testing protocols is necessary for the testing protocol to be compliant with the law.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number11
JournalCytoJournal
Volume3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 18 2006

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Oncology

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Birdsong, G., Howell, L. P., Atkison, K., Austin, R. M., Bibbo, M., Bonfiglio, T. A., Davey, D. D., Keebler, C., Mody, D., Savaloja, L., Papillo, J., Prey, M., Raab, S., Schultz, B. L., & Solomon, D. (2006). Scientific issues related to the cytology proficiency testing regulations. CytoJournal, 3, [11]. https://doi.org/10.1186/1742-6413-3-11