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Cytopathology is a branch of Science that focuses on the diagnosis of diseases at the cellular level. One of the common applications is Pap smear test, which is used as a screening tool in identifying cervical lesions.
There are two methods for collecting cells for cytopathologic analysis: Exfoliative Cytology and intervention cytology: Exfoliative Cytology- here cells are collected once they have been either spontaneously shed by the body ("spontaneous exfoliation") or manually scraped/brushed off of a surface in the body ("mechanical exfoliation"). Intervention cytology- in this method, the cells are collected from the lesions or cell masses using syringes by the application of negative pressure i.e., suction in order to increase the yield.
Related Journals of Cytopathology
Journal of Medical & Surgical Pathology, Diagnostic Pathology: Open Access, Cancer Cytopathology, Cytopathology, Diagnostic Cytopathology, Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology, Endocrine Pathology, Experimental and Molecular Pathology, Experimental Pathology, Fish Pathology, International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology, Journal of cytology, Indian Journal of Cytology, Histo Journals