A more direct visualization approach, via light microscopic examination of the unstained smear with
the condenser flipped, can also be used to verify the presence of tumor cells on the unstained smears.
Unlike other computer methods which only select a small fraction of women's smears for a repeat manual exam, PAPNET testing is intended to provide every woman's smear with
a second review.
Our review of the cost effectiveness and of the uniquely powerful clinical claims approved by the FDA for PAPNET testing, clearly demonstrate that routine testing of every Pap smear with
PAPNET will provide every woman in our community with the best possible protection against cervical cancer," said Dr.
These recent clinical studies demonstrated the use of the ThinPrep Pap Test with the cytobrush/spatula combination resulted in a 110% increase in the number of cases identified as positive compared to the use of the conventional Pap smear with
the same collection device.
Lonky added that there is a growing trend toward complementing the traditional Pap smear with
adjunctive exams to bolster cervical screening sensitivity.