Not during the menstrual period.
18.104.22.168 Presentation of the monolayer cytology technique
The monolayer smear technique is a technological innovation that improves the quality of the smear for cervical cancer screening.
This technique provides:
– sampling ease for the practitioner,
– sampling done in a single movement using a brush, which is then transferred to a bottle with cell preservative,
– a collection of all the cellular material obtained, which results in a better sample,
– a significant decrease in the number of uninterpretable smears due to poor fixation, the presence of blood, excessive white blood cell, superimposed cells, stretching or crushing of cells,
– easy reading for the cytopathologist,
– the possibility of performing other tests from the same specimen sample (viral typing, etc.).
22.214.171.124 Sampling protocol (for thin layer smear)
This technique is used for monolayer smears:
– Collect a cell specimen sample from the cervix by inserting the central part of the brush into the endocervical canal so that the lateral bristles are in contact with the exocervix; turn the brush (at least 2 turns).
– Place the brush in the bottle containing the preservative solution.
– Close the cap tightly.
– Place the label from the sampling sheet on the bottle and fill in the “Cytology Test” form.
– Take everything to the laboratory.