Re: [Histonet] GYN Report Disclaimer

From:"Vinnie Della Speranza"

here is ours.

Pap smear is a test that helps in early detection of some cancers of female organs.  This test has a low, but not negligible, rate of error.  In average women, there is a 1 in 1000 chance that abnormal cells will be missed by this test.  There is a higher chance of missing abnormal cells in patients with some types of cancers or pre-cancerous conditions.  
Pap smear offers no guarantee for the detection of all cancers.  This test must be performed annually for optimal detection.  In high-risk patients, Pap smear testing must be performed more frequently

Vinnie Della Speranza
Manager for Anatomic Pathology Services
Medical University of South Carolina
165 Ashley Avenue  Suite 309
Charleston, SC 29425
Ph: 843-792-6353
fax: 843-792-8974

>>> "Rush, Joyce"  03/25/05 11:36AM >>>

I know that most of you are Histology folks but hope that you will pass this on to any clinical Cytology co-workers.  We are going from JCAHO to CAP for our surveys and need to add a report disclaimer to our GYN reports.  I'd appreciate as many samples as I can get so I don't have to reinvent the wheel.

Thanks so much!


Joyce A. Rush, BS, MT(ASCP) 
Laboratory Manager 
St Joseph's Medical Center 
523 North Third Street 
Brainerd, MN  56401 
Office:218-828-7500   Fax:  218-828-7510 

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