Cytology: How to get the best of it working as a team


Speaker: Karina Fresneda MV. Specialist in Anatomohistopathological Veterinary Diagnosis

Cytology is an extremely useful diagnostic tool, that can give us plenty of information when we work as a team. For the best possible interpretation of the cytological findings, we need to have presumptive diagnosis and understand the pathogenesis of the different conditions. Knowing this, we will be able to take the right sample, that will be evaluated by pathologists, which, considering the clinical history, location and presumptive diagnosis, can provide an accurate interpretation of the cytological findings. In this way, even though complementary diagnostic tests are frequently required, we can obtain an approximate, and in many cases definitive, accurate cytological diagnosis that helps the clinicians to select the best treatment and elaborate a prognosis.