International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research

LETTER TO EDITOR
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  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

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Beuy Joob
Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok
Thailand




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;9:65-65


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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 20 ];9:65-65
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Dear Editor,

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.[1] Nandedkar et al. concluded that “reviewing the thyroid FNAs with the Bethesda system for reporting allowed precise cytological diagnosis.[1]” 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.[2] 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

1Nandedkar 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.
2Wiwanitkit 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.