Identification of cervicovaginal flora in liquid based Surepath™

Results of rodeo study

Authors

  • Maíra Degiovani Stein Pio XII Foundation
  • José Humberto T. G. Fregnani Pio XII Foundation
  • Cristovam Scapulatempo Pio XII Foundation
  • Adhemar Longatto Filho Pio XII Foundation, University of São Paulo, University of Minho,PT Government Associate Laboratory

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26537/citotech.v0i1.494

Keywords:

Cervicovaginal flora, liquid based cytology

Abstract

Aim of the study: To evaluate the morphological pattern of cervicovaginal flora elements in liquid based SurePath™ cytology.
Material and methods: During the period between May, 2010 and August, 2011, 10.166 gynecological samples preserved in liquid based SurePath were evaluated at Barretos Cancer Hospital, in order to identify cervicovaginal flora.
Results: Data showed that Lactobacillus sp were observed in 48.92% of the exams, Bacilli in 25.19%, Cocci in 11.77%, Candida sp in 5.14%, Gardnerella sp in 11.41%, Trichomonas vaginalis in 0.57% and in 0.02% of the exams the effects of Herpes virus. Any microorganism was observed in 2.45% of the exams.
Conclusion: This study demonstrates that the liquid based preparation does not interfere with the identification of cervicovaginal flora.

Author Biographies

Maíra Degiovani Stein, Pio XII Foundation

Barretos Cancer Hospital, Pio XII Foundation, Barretos, Brazil.

José Humberto T. G. Fregnani, Pio XII Foundation

Barretos Cancer Hospital, Pio XII Foundation, Barretos, Brazil.
Molecular Oncology Research Center, Barretos Cancer Hospital, Pio XII Foundation, Barretos, Brazil.

Cristovam Scapulatempo, Pio XII Foundation

Barretos Cancer Hospital, Pio XII Foundation, Barretos, Brazil.

Adhemar Longatto Filho, Pio XII Foundation, University of São Paulo, University of Minho,PT Government Associate Laboratory

Molecular Oncology Research Center, Barretos Cancer Hospital, Pio XII Foundation, Barretos, Brazil.
Laboratory of Medical Investigation (LIM) 14, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Health Sciences, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.
5ICVS/3B’s - PT Government Associate Laboratory, Braga/Guimarães, Portugal.

Published

2015-06:-16

How to Cite

Stein, M. D., Fregnani, J. H. T. G., Scapulatempo, C., & Filho, A. L. (2015). Identification of cervicovaginal flora in liquid based Surepath™: Results of rodeo study. Citotech Online - Case Review, (1), 14–20. https://doi.org/10.26537/citotech.v0i1.494