Pap Tests and Clinical Consequences: OB-GYN Observations on Pap Results
Harvey M. Cramer, MD and Jeffrey M. Rothenberg, MD
Presentation Date: July 23, 2013; Expires July 23, 2016
In this presentation, an experienced gynecologist will discuss his perspectives on cervical cytology and outline clinical issues pertaining to cytology practice that most cytotechnologists and cytopathologists may not be aware of. Current cervical cytology screening guidelines, technical aspects of performing a pelvic examination and Pap smear procurement and the therapeutic ramifications of the various cytologic diagnoses as well as his personal perspectives on the use of HPV testing will be discussed. Comments regarding the cytomorphologic aspects of the cases being presented will be provided by the cytopathologist. The value of close interaction between clinician and cytopathologist is strongly emphasized.