Interrater agreement of anal cytology (pages 72–78)
Teresa M. Darragh, Diane Tokugawa, Philip E. Castle, Stephen Follansbee, Sylvia Borgonovo, Brandon J. LaMere, Lauren Schwartz, Julia C. Gage, Barbara Fetterman, Thomas Lorey and Nicolas Wentzensen
Article first published online: 18 JUL 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cncy.21218
Moderate to good agreement between 2 cytopathologists evaluating anal cytology samples collected from human immunodeficiency virus-positive men who have sex with men was observed. Anal cytology may be used for anal cancer screening in high-risk populations, and biomarkers of human papillomavirus-related transformation can serve as quality control for anal cytology.