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  1. Body fluid microscopy in US laboratories : data from two college of American pathologists surveys, with practice recommendations.

    Article - En anglais

    Questionnaires addressing laboratory practices in cerebrospinal fluid and body fluid (serous, synovial) microscopy were distributed to participants in the Clinical Microscopy Survey of the College of American Pathologists, Northfield, 111, in 1985 and 1989.

    In both Surveys, cell enumeration was performed primarily by hemocytometry, while nearly all respondents used Wright-stained microscopy.

    There was little formal quality control to assess the accuracy of counts or differential cell count.

    Less than 55% of laboratories used the cytocentrifuge.

    About half of respondents performed a differential cell count on every sample.

    Slides with atypical or malignant cells were usually (>85%) reviewed by physicians without automatic referral to the cytopathology section.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Examen laboratoire, Liquide biologique, Cytologie, Cytopathologie, Microscopie, Contrôle qualité, Pratique professionnelle, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Cellule tumorale, Diagnostic, Technique, Homme, Anatomopathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Laboratory investigations, Biological fluid, Cytology, Cytopathology, Microscopy, Quality control, Professional practice, United States, North America, America, Tumor cell, Diagnosis, Technique, Human, Pathology

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0173828

    Code Inist : 002B24O14. Création : 199406.