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The ABCs of Cytology: A method

for evaluating Cytology Specimens

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Step 1: clinical History- Look it up!

Step 2: Make sure the specimen is Adequate by evaluating the specimen's cellularity and background.

Step 3: From low power, assess the specimen's overall Architecture/organization and cohesiveness of the cells.

Step 4: Determine the cell type(s) present in the specimen by evaluating the cellular features present. 

Overview of cell types