Critical Values and Issues in Reporting Cytology
Andrew A. Renshaw, MD
Presentation Date: May 28, 2013; Expires: May 28, 2016
The cytology report represents the main product of the cytology laboratory. While the diagnosis remains the most important part of this report, more and more people other than the cytologist and clinician are using the report for research and quality assurance purposes. This is affecting both the format and content of the report. I summarize various ways people have used to try and make the cytology report more accurate and useful for its users, and suggest how it will continue to change in the future.