|LETTER TO EDITOR
|Year : 2019 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 65
Re: Evaluation of thyroid lesions by fine-needle aspiration cytology
Beuy Joob1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2
1 Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Community Medicine, Dr. D. Y. Patil University, Pune, Maharashtra, India
|Date of Web Publication||15-Feb-2019|
Dr. Beuy Joob
Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Re: Evaluation of thyroid lesions by fine-needle aspiration cytology. Int J App Basic Med Res 2019;9:65
|How to cite this URL:|
Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Re: Evaluation of thyroid lesions by fine-needle aspiration cytology. Int J App Basic Med Res [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 22];9:65. Available from: http://www.ijabmr.org/text.asp?2019/9/1/65/252362
We read the publication on “Evaluation of Thyroid Lesions by Fine-needle Aspiration (FNA) Cytology according to Bethesda System and its Histopathological Correlation” with a great interest. Nandedkar et al. concluded that “reviewing the thyroid FNAs with the Bethesda system for reporting allowed precise cytological diagnosis.” In fact, there are several factors that affect the diagnostic property of FNA. The common forgotten problem is the pre- and postanalytical errors that are common in laboratory medicine. To promote the success in diagnosis, the quality control should stats from patient preparation through specimen collection, analytic process, and interpretation of results. Nandedkar et al. might forget to mention those pre- and postanalytical quality control methods for thyroid lesion FNA.
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| References|| |
Nandedkar SS, Dixit M, Malukani K, Varma AV, Gambhir S. Evaluation of thyroid lesions by fine-needle aspiration cytology according to Bethesda system and its histopathological correlation. Int J Appl Basic Med Res 2018;8:76-82.
Wiwanitkit V. Types and frequency of preanalytical mistakes in the first Thai ISO 9002:1994 certified clinical laboratory, a 6 – Month monitoring. BMC Clin Pathol 2001;1:5.