To evaluate and compare the efficiencies of cytologic test methods conventional Pap smear (CVS) versus Thin Prep liquid-based cytology technique (TPT) in the histologic diagnosis of the precancerous lesions of the cervix and cervical cancer.
Material and Methods:
We selected randomly 1203 non-gravid women who were admitted to gynecology and menopause out-patient clinics of our hospital in the study. The cervical smear tests of all women were evaluated both using the conventional Pap smear and the TPT. Cytological examinations were compared according to their adequacy for evaluation. The evaluation of samples were performed and compared according to The Bethesda System.
The two screening methods were statistically compatible for evaluating the samples (κ=0,379 and p<0,001). The diagnosis interpreted by CPS and TPT methods were synchronous and this was also statistically significant (ĸ=0,829 ve p<0,001).
Our cytohistologic diagnoses and samples' adequacy interpreted with CVS and TPT were statistically significantly synchronous.