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Shelly Kenyon, Brenda J. Sweeney, James Happel, Gloria E. Marchilli, Barbara Weinstein and Douglas Schneider Comparison of BD Surepath and ThinPrep Pap systems in the processing of mucus-rich specimens Cancer Cytopathology 118

Article first published online: 31 AUG 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cncy.20096

Excessive mucus is a potentially limiting factor in ThinPrep liquid-based cytology but does not limit the BD SurePath system. This appears to result from direct obstruction of the ThinPrep filtration membrane causing markedly diminished retrieval of epithelial cells and potentially impacting disease detection.

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