Comparative cytologic yield and quality of three Pap smear instruments

William Toffler, C. K. Pluedeman, A. E. Sinclair, K. M. Ireland, B. J. Byrne

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Background: Various sampling techniques of the cervix have established false negative rates ranging from 18% to 45%. A number of studies suggest that this false negative rate can be reduced by sampling techniques that are associated with higher yields of endocervical cells. Method: This study enrolled 301 women, each of whom had a Pap smear obtained using three different sampling instruments (a cervical brush, a plastic spatula, and a cotton swab) in random order. Results: The cervical brush yielded a better endocervical sample than either of the other instruments (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-407
Number of pages5
JournalFamily Medicine
Volume25
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1993

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Toffler, W., Pluedeman, C. K., Sinclair, A. E., Ireland, K. M., & Byrne, B. J. (1993). Comparative cytologic yield and quality of three Pap smear instruments. Family Medicine, 25(6), 403-407.

Comparative cytologic yield and quality of three Pap smear instruments. / Toffler, William; Pluedeman, C. K.; Sinclair, A. E.; Ireland, K. M.; Byrne, B. J.

In: Family Medicine, Vol. 25, No. 6, 1993, p. 403-407.

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Toffler, W, Pluedeman, CK, Sinclair, AE, Ireland, KM & Byrne, BJ 1993, 'Comparative cytologic yield and quality of three Pap smear instruments', Family Medicine, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 403-407.
Toffler W, Pluedeman CK, Sinclair AE, Ireland KM, Byrne BJ. Comparative cytologic yield and quality of three Pap smear instruments. Family Medicine. 1993;25(6):403-407.
Toffler, William ; Pluedeman, C. K. ; Sinclair, A. E. ; Ireland, K. M. ; Byrne, B. J. / Comparative cytologic yield and quality of three Pap smear instruments. In: Family Medicine. 1993 ; Vol. 25, No. 6. pp. 403-407.
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