Cytopathology is a branch of pathology which involves the study and diagnosis of diseases at the cellular level using a light microscope. It is a diagnostic technique which is used to examine the individual cells, extracted from the tissues to find the cause and nature of the disease. It also involves a morphologic study of the normal and abnormal exfoliated cells in the fluids. The first developed cytopathology test was the Pap test which has been used in the last 50 years for screening and diagnosing cervical cancer and its precursors. This test was the most successful screening test in the medical history. After the development of the Pap test, the practice of cytopathology expanded to include samples from all body sites.
- Track 1-1 Role of Cytopathology
- Track 2-2 Natural Spontaneous Exfoliation
- Track 3-3 Exudates and Transudate
- Track 4-4 Artificial enhanced exfoliation