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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The 100% Rapid Rescreening Is Efficient In The Detection Of False-negative Results And Varies According To The Quality Of The Sample: A Brazilian Experience [a Revisão Rápida De 100% é Eficiente Na Detecção De Resultados Falsos-negativos Dos Exames Citopatológicos Cervicais E Varia Com A Adequabilidade Da Amostra: Uma Experiência No Brasil]
Author: Manrique E.J.C.
Tavares S.B.D.N.
Souza N.L.A.
Albuquerque Z.B.P.
Zeferino L.C.
Amaral R.G.
Abstract: PURPOSE: to evaluate the efficiency of the 100% rapid rescreening in the detection of false-negative results and to verify whether the results vary according to the adequacy of the sample and the woman's age group. METHODS: to evaluate the efficiency of the rapid rescreening, the 5,530 smears classified as negative by the routine screening, after being submitted to the rapid rescreening of 100%, were compared with the rescreening of the smears on the basis of clinical criteria and 10% random rescreening. For statistical analysis, the variables were evaluated descriptively and the χ2 test and the Cochran-Armitage test were applied to compare results. RESULTS: of the 141 smears identified as suspicious according to the rapid rescreening method, 84 (59.6%) cases were confirmed in the final diagnosis, of which 36 (25.5%) were classified as atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance, five (3.5%) as atypical squamous cells that cannot exclude high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion, 34 (24.1%) as low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion, six (4.3%) as high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion, and three (2.1%) as atypical glandular cells. Of the 84 suspect smears confirmed in the final diagnosis, 62 (73.8%) smears were classified as adequate and 22 (26.2%) as adequate but with some limitation, but no significant difference was observed with the woman's age. CONCLUSIONS: the results of this study show that rapid rescreening is an efficient option for internal quality control for the detection of false-negative cervical smear results. In addition, it should be noted that rapid rescreening performed better when the sample was classified as adequate for analysis; however, it did not vary according to the woman's age group.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0100-72032007000800004
Date Issue: 2007
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