What are specimen classifications in the histology of cervical cancer?

Updated: Feb 12, 2019
  • Author: Cecelia H Boardman, MD; Chief Editor: Warner K Huh, MD  more...
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Specimen adequacy may be the single most important quality assurance component of the system. Specimen classifications are as follows:

  • Satisfactory for evaluation (note presence/absence of endocervical/transformation zone component)

  • Unsatisfactory for evaluation (specify reason)

  • Specimen rejected/not processed (specify reason)

  • Specimen processed and examined, but unsatisfactory for evaluation of epithelial abnormality because of (specify reason)

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