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The Korean Journal of Cytopathology 1998;9(2): 139-146.
Sensitivity and Scoring of AutoPap 300 QC System for Abnormal Cervicovaginal Cytology .
Sung Ran Hong
Department of Pathology, Samsung Cheil Hospital, College of Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwom, Korea.
ABSTRACT
The AutoPap 300 QC System is an automated device for the analysis and classification of conventional cervical cytology slides for quality control purpose. These studies evaluated the sensitivity of the AutoPap 300 QC System, and estimated morphologic features other than epithelial abnormality to identify a high quality control(QC) score with the AutoPap 300 QC System. The sensitivity of the AutoPap 300 QC System at 10% review rate for 210 cases of cervicovaginal cytology with low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion(LSIL) and higher grade lesion was assessed, and compared with a 10% random rescreening. The morphologic features, such as presence of endocervical component, dirty background, atrophy, abnormal cell size, and cellularity of single atypical cells were estimated in 45 cases of no review and 30 cases of QC review cases. The AutoPap 300 QC System identified 119(56.7%) out of 210 cases with LSIL and higher grade lesion at 10% review rate. It was more sensitive to squamous cell lesions(50-62%) than to glandular lesions(10%). The dirty background and the scanty cellularity of single atypical cells were significantly related to low QC score. Conclusively, AutoPap 300 QC System is superior to human random rescreen for the identification of false negative smears. The upgrading of this device is required to enhance the detection of glandular lesion and certain inadequate conditions of the slides.
Key Words: Cervicovaginal cytology; AutoPap 300 QC System; QC score