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Cytology (Overview)

Is the study of cells, where they came from, how they work, how they go wrong, etc.


Cytology (Overview)

Is the study of cells, where they came from, how they work, how they go wrong, etc.


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What is the definition or description of: cytology?

Cytology: Is the study of cells, where they came from, how they work, how they go wrong, etc. ...Read more

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What is meant by ENDOCX/SQ. MET CELLS : Present in the gynaecology cytology result?

What is meant by ENDOCX/SQ. MET CELLS : Present in the gynaecology cytology result?

Cervix: Endocervical cells present means smear is sufficient for evaluation (result). Squamous metaplasia is very common, not to be worried. ...Read more

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Why would someone need a cyst fluid cytology?

Why would someone need a cyst fluid cytology?

For Diagnosis: Depending on the location, the primary cause may need to be investigated, malignancies can be detected, metabolic or infectios diseases, parasitic infestations, foreing bodies etc. ...Read more

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What does a urine cytology look for?

What does a urine cytology look for?

Cancer cells: It looks for evidence of cancer cells, usually to make the diagnosis of bladder cancer. ...Read more

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What does it mean if there are suspicious cells in a urine cytology?

What does it mean if there are suspicious cells in a urine cytology?

It is not specific.: It may indicate a malignancy in the urinary tract however these changes can also be observed with infections and inflammatory reactions. Please follow up with the doctor that ordered the urine cytology. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take to receive the results from a urine cytology? It's been 9 days and I still haven't received the results.

How long does it typically take to receive the results from a urine cytology? It's been 9 days and I still haven't received the results.

Cytology: It depends on the pathology lab. Generally 4-5 working days unless they have to send it out to a larger lab. In those instances it can take a 7 or more working days. ...Read more

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Can pneumonia cause atypical cells in a sputum cytology?

Can pneumonia cause atypical cells in a sputum cytology?

Yes: In short, yes, pneumonia can cause abnormal cells to show up on a sputum cytology- typically we see bacteria or fungus, both possible causes of the pneumonia. Did your doctor or the report tell you exactly what kind of abnormal cells are present? That can say a lot about the source of the abnormal cells. There are numerous other causes for abnormal cells on cytology so talk to your doc to clarify. ...Read more

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Are fna's - even w/ flow cytology - useless for diagnosing lymphoma?

Are fna's - even w/ flow cytology - useless for diagnosing lymphoma?

Pretty much: Accurate histopathologic evaluation of lymphomas requires a tissue biopsy, preferably an intact lymph node. Fnas suggesting the presence of a lymphoma should be followed up with a definitive tissue biopsy. Some centers use fna as an initial screening test to determine if the patient's lymphadenopathy is a benign reactive form. The accurate diagnosis of lymphoma based on fna is not possible. ...Read more

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My urine analysis says the urine is clear but the cytology report says it's cloudy. I have only squamous and urothelial cells present. Why is that?

My urine analysis says the urine is clear but the cytology report says it's cloudy. I have only squamous and urothelial cells present. Why is that?

Urinalysis: Urinalysis does not detect squamous cells or urinary sediment. "Cloudy" urine is usually due to heavy urinary sediment if infection has been ruled out. This may be a result of incomplete voiding, inadequate fluid ingestion or medications precipitating out in your urine. ...Read more

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Can you have a cytology done to see if there are cancer cells in urine?

Can you have a cytology done to see if there are cancer cells in urine?

Yes, but...: Many cancers do not shed their cells into the urine. The decision to pursue a further workup in the absence of a positive urine cytology is your physician's, with your input of course. If I had new hematuria, i'd have imaging even with negative cytology. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have to take a urine cytology teat and I am menstruating. What should I do?

I have to take a urine cytology teat and I am menstruating. What should I do?

Go ahead with test: A urine cytology is a test from a voided urine to allow pathologic assessment of the urothelial cells which line the bladder, ureters, and interior of the kidneys. It is usually ordered when you have had blood in the urine previously to make sure the blood is not from a potential malignancy. You may have some blood contamination from your period but this should not affect the urothelial cells. ...Read more

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One episode gross hematuria 2 months ago no subsequent micro or macro hematuria, with 7 micros. Cytologies negative. 69 years. Complete workup?

One episode gross hematuria 2 months ago no subsequent micro or macro hematuria, with 7 micros. Cytologies negative. 69 years. Complete workup?

Yes: Yes need to to find the source f bleeding in gu system, ask your pcp to refer you to a urologist for tests, source and treatment. ...Read more

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Why is bladder cancer cytology positive and HPV negative?

Why is bladder cancer cytology positive and HPV negative?

Different issues: Hpv infection has not been shown to cause bladder cancer, therefore bladder/urine cytology and hpv infection are unrelated. ...Read more

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Dr says might have bladder cancer did cytology and ultrasound both with abnormilities what do I do?

Dr says might have bladder cancer did cytology and ultrasound both with abnormilities what do I do?

Comply: If you have bladder cancer and you don't follow up, it will kill you. It will not be pleasant. If you get a definitive diagnosis and treatment, for most varieties you can either get a cure or keep things under control for a basically normal life. Usually you can keep your bladder. ...Read more

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Tested positive for hpv rna rather than DNA. Normal cytology. Dr. says we'll repeat in one year. Is hpv rna more serious? Ask for colposcopy?

Tested positive for hpv rna rather than DNA. Normal cytology. Dr. says we'll repeat in one year. Is hpv rna more serious? Ask for colposcopy?

HPV: RNA testing seems to relate better with severity of lesion compared to DNA.For women 30 years of age and older with HPV-positive
but cytology-negative co-testing, repeat co-testing at
1 year is acceptable. If genotyping for HPV 16/18 are positive then colposcopy is recommended. ...Read more

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