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Cytopathology proficiency testing: where do we go from here?

Authors
  • Nagy, George K
  • Newton, Louise E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Diagnostic Cytopathology
Publisher
Wiley (John Wiley & Sons)
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2006
Volume
34
Issue
4
Pages
257–264
Identifiers
PMID: 16544329
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

With the recent introduction of nationwide proficiency testing in cytopathology (PTC), reconsideration of several aspects of this controversial quality assurance method becomes justified. This paper discusses various merits and demerits of the PTC system currently prescribed by federal regulations, points out perceived deficiencies, and suggests methods for improvement.

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