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Diagnostic cytology in veterinary medicine: a comparative and evidence-based approach.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21295719     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Diagnostic cytology is a core veterinary pathology service involving specimens from domestic animals, laboratory animals, and exotic species. Evidence-based application of cytopathology involves management of preanalytical factors, and thorough evaluation of the diagnostic accuracy of the technique in each species and for all specimen types. Unique to veterinary medicine is the reliance on cytology as the basis for crucial medical decisions such as humane euthanasia, especially when the patient is critically ill or when financial considerations limit diagnostic and therapeutic options. This article reviews the cytologic criteria for the diagnosis of selected neoplastic and infectious diseases.
Authors:
Leslie C Sharkey; Maxey L Wellman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in laboratory medicine     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1557-9832     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Lab. Med.     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8100174     Medline TA:  Clin Lab Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-19     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, 1352 Boyd Avenue, St Paul, MN 55108, USA.
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