Molecular Applications in Cytology

  • Fernando C. Schmitt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Claudio Bellevicine, Umberto Malapelle, Elena Vigliar, Pasquale Pisapia, Carlo Ruosi, Giancarlo Troncone
    Pages 11-28
  3. Zsofia Balogh, Philippe Vielh
    Pages 29-55
  4. Marc P. Pusztaszeri, Joaquín J. García, William C. Faquin
    Pages 57-77
  5. Alessia Di Lorito, Daniel Stieber, Fernando C. Schmitt
    Pages 79-102
  6. Ben Davidson
    Pages 103-115
  7. Spasenija Savic
    Pages 117-126
  8. Francesca Carozzi, Giovanni Negri, Cristina Sani
    Pages 127-149
  9. Joerg Schwock, Graeme R. Quest, William R. Geddie
    Pages 151-177
  10. Esther Diana Rossi, Massimo Bongiovanni
    Pages 179-204
  11. Rene Gerhard, Roseann I. Wu, Norge Vergara
    Pages 205-222
  12. Kossivi E. Dantey, Sara E. Monaco
    Pages 223-246
  13. Francisco Beca, Fernando C. Schmitt
    Pages 247-259
  14. Perry Maxwell, Fernando C. Schmitt, Manuel Salto-Tellez
    Pages 261-268

About this book


This book is intended for practicing pathologists and cytopathologists, as well as for pathology trainees and cytotechnicians. It starts with a detailed description of the extremely important pre-analytical phase for molecular testing followed by a presentation of the key tests and their application in different organs, e.g. the lung or thyroid. Step-by-step instructions for the different assays, reporting and clinical integration of the test results are discussed. The authors help the reader to benefit from their experiences by providing a valuable tool for the implementation of these techniques in daily practice.

Though the use of molecular techniques is well established in surgical biopsies, to date they are not widely used in connection with cytological material. However, in some fields like lung cancer or aspirates from the pancreas and biliary tract the only available material for diagnosis is the cytological preparation a fact that has created a need for the standardization of molecular techniques on cytology.  


Analytical phase Clinical Integration FISH Gynecological RT-PCR

Editors and affiliations

  • Fernando C. Schmitt
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical Faculty of Porto UniversityPortoPortugal

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-74940-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-74942-6
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