Received April 18, 2002.
An international study of the interobserver variation between interpretations of vaginal smear criteria of bacterial vaginosis
Article first published online: 9 OCT 2008
Volume 110, Issue 11, pages 811–818, November 2002
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FORSUM, U., JAKOBSSON, T., LARSSON, P. G., SCHMIDT, H., BEVERLY, A., BJØRNEREM, A., CARLSSON, B., CSANGO, P., DONDERS, G., HAY, P., ISON, C., KEANE, F., McDONALD, H., MOI, H., PLATZ-CHRISTENSEN, J.-J. and SCHWEBKE, J. (2002), An international study of the interobserver variation between interpretations of vaginal smear criteria of bacterial vaginosis. APMIS, 110: 811–818. doi: 10.1034/j.1600-0463.2002.1101107.x
Accepted September 12, 2002.
- Issue published online: 9 OCT 2008
- Article first published online: 9 OCT 2008
- Bacterial vaginosis;
An international workshop on vaginal smear-based diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis was organized where 13 investigators scoring 258 slides with smears from vaginal fluid. Interobserver reproducibility of interpretations of Nugent scores, Hay/Ison scores and wet smear scores for the diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis was shown to be high. Detailed analysis of individual scoring results however indicated that basic standards of quality control to ensure robust individual readings of slides must be adhered to.