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Automation and Liquid Based Cytology

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On completion of this section the cytotechnologist should know:

  • The requirements of an automated system
  • The basic components of an automated system
  • Automated systems which have undergone clinical trials
  • Principles of Liquid based cytology
  • Surepath and thinprep commercial systems
  • Advantages and disadvantages of liquid based cytology
  • Adequacy of LBC specimins
  • Bethesda recomendations for assessing adequacy
  • Morphology of LBC preparations
  • Evaluation of LBC versus conventional cytology