The effect of HPV analysis on the ASC/SIL ratio which is one of the quality control criteria for PAP smears


MARMARA MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.34, no.1, pp.72-74, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5472/marumj.869541
  • Title of Journal : MARMARA MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.72-74


Objective: The high number of smear tests has a workload on pathologists/cytopathologists, which raises the concern for the quality of diagnoses. The application of high-risk human papillonfavirus (hr-HPV) analyses with the PAP smear has begun to contribute to the clinical practice. In this study, we aimed to show the effect of hr-HPV analysis on the results of PAP smear via atypical squamous cell/squamous intraepithelial lesion (ASC/SIL) ratio on the quality standards.