Assessment of a rapid liquid-based cytology method for measuring sputum cell counts

Martin, M.J. and Lee, H. and Meakin, G. and Green, A. and Simms, R.L. and Reynolds, C. and Winters, S. and Shaw, Dominick E. and Soomro, Irshad N. and Harrison, Timothy W. (2016) Assessment of a rapid liquid-based cytology method for measuring sputum cell counts. Thorax . ISSN 1468-3296

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Abstract

Differential sputum cell counting is not widely available despite proven clinical utility in the management of asthma. We compared eosinophil counts obtained using liquid-based cytology (LBC), a routine histopathological processing method, and the current standard method. Eosinophil counts obtained using LBC were a strong predictor of sputum eosinophilia (≥3%) determined by the standard method suggesting LBC could be used in the management of asthma.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Identification Number: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-208817
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2016 09:20
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 18:13
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/38383

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