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Guidance notes for medico-legal review of cytology material: points for consideration

Pathologists and Biomedical Scientists who report cytology samples will be well used to reviewing cytology slides for second opinions, Multi-Disciplinary Team Meetings (MDTs), audit and on clinical request. These are everyday events and are invariably done shortly after, and on occasions before, a cytology report is issued and acted upon. But a review for a medico-legal report is something that very few individuals who report cytology material have experience of, have ever done or been asked to do.

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