The hTERT adjunct ICC test provides more clinical detail to resolve atypical cytology results.WATCH THE VIDEO
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Cytology cases result in atypical/equivocal or inconclusive results.
Atypical results have historically been challenging for urologists
- Cytology is effective at diagnosing high-grade urothelial carcinoma (HGUC)
- However, ~1 in 4 cases result in atypical/equivocal, and inconclusive results1
- No clear consensus or standardization exists to define next steps for atypical results, which can lead to missing early cancer diagnoses or unnecessary invasive tests.
hTERT ICC helps resolve atypical results
- The hTERT test provides information that categorizes atypical results as low or high-risk.
- Negative hTERT staining (< 10 urothelial cells) indicates a decreased likelihood that atypia is the result of urothelial carcinoma (UCC), although this cannot be ruled out.
- Positive hTERT staining (≥ 10 urothelial cells) indicates an increased likelihood that cytological atypia is the result of urothelial carcinoma (UCC).
1 sample, 2 tests.
Valuable information without disruption.
hTERT fits seamlessly into your existing laboratory workflow and instrumentation
One additional slide prepared withStatPrep™ or ThinPrep®; both validated
Performed on ICC/IHC platformsQuantum HDx® | Ventana | Leica
hTERT—your new cytology companion, exclusively available from StatLab.
1. Brimo, F et al (2009) Accuracy of urine cytology and the significance of an atypical category Am J Clin Pathol 132:785-793.