Shirley, Suzanne E.; Escoffery, Carlos T.; Sargeant, Lincoln A.; Sutherland, M.; Gray, J.; Hay, K. K.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Pathology
Non-Gynaecologic Exfoliative Cytology at the University Hospital of the West Indies, 1997-1999 [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
52 Suppl. 6
Objective: To document the distribution of cytologic diagnoses by specimen type in non-gynaecologic exfoliative specimens (NGES) accessioned in the Department of Pathology, The University of the West Indies (UWI), and to determine relevent indices of validity based on histologic follow-up. Methods: We reviewed the results of all NGES accessioned between 1997 and 1999 inclusive, and documented the age and gender distribution of the patients and the breakdown of cytology diagnosis by specimen type. Follow-up histology results were obtained from the departmental files. We calculated the sensitivity, specificity, false negative and false positive rates overall and by specimen type where numbers allowed.....