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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 61  

A typical category in the voided urine samples


Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok 10160, Thailand

Date of Web Publication10-Jan-2012

Correspondence Address:
Viroj Wiwanitkit
Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok 10160
Thailand
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7796.91620

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Wiwanitkit V. A typical category in the voided urine samples. Urol Ann 2012;4:61

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Wiwanitkit V. A typical category in the voided urine samples. Urol Ann [serial online] 2012 [cited 2018 May 23];4:61. Available from: http://www.urologyannals.com/text.asp?2012/4/1/61/91620

Sir,

I read with great interest the recent publication on atypical category in voided urine samples. [1] Mokhtar et al. concluded that "The atypical category diagnosis is associated with a significant proportion of urothelial carcinoma." [1] I have some comments on this work. Due to the nature of the retrospective study, the value of this report is limited. At first, we are not aware whether all urine samples were collected in a correct manner. The pre-analytical error in sample collection seems to be an important factor in laboratory medicine. [2] Second, the cytology requires the experience of a microscopist. Hence, the effect of difference in experience of the practitioners is questionable.

 
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1.Mokhtar GA, Al-Dousari M, Al-Ghamedi D. Diagnostic significance of atypical category in the voided urine samples: A retrospective study in a tertiary care center. Urol Ann 2010;2:100-6.  Back to cited text no. 1
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2.Wiwanitkit V. Types and frequency of preanalytical mistakes in the first Thai ISO9002: 1994 certified clinical laboratory, a 6-month monitoring. BMC Clin Pathol 2001;1:5.  Back to cited text no. 2
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