News Flash! FDA Advisory committee unanimously recommends Roche's HPV Test as a primary screening tool for detection of women at high risk for cervical cancer. Directed at women 25 and over, the results of the HPV typing will determine follow up. If positive for high risk HPV type 16 or 18 the woman goes directly to colposcopy. If positive for one of the other high risk HPV types, a pap test is performed. Women with a negative HPV test will be followed based on clinical history, risk factors, and clinical guidelines.
2005 to 2012 NATIONAL CYTOLOGY PROFICIENCY TEST RESULTS – INITIAL TEST
Historical Proficiency Testing information - By cytotechnologist, pathologist with cytotech, and pathologist without cytotech. Note that over 20% fewer cytotechnologists took the exam in 2012 as compared to 2005.
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The California Association of Cytotechnologists is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to enable its members and those in related fields to unite their efforts for the advancement and promotion of knowledge of cytology and related areas.
The State association is governed by a slate of officers and a Board of Directors.
The CAC meets annually for a business meeting and a workshop seminar. All of the state educational seminars qualify for California State, IAC and ASC continuing education credit.
Many meetings feature nationally recognized speakers. Exhibitors display new products and techniques.
Entertaining social events are planned for these meetings.
California Association of Cytotechnologists
3144 N. "G" Street #125
Merced, CA 95340-1300