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as·cus

 (ăs′kəs)
n. pl. as·ci (ăs′ī′, -kī′)
A membranous, often club-shaped structure in ascomycetes in which karyogamy occurs, followed by the formation of eight haploid ascospores.

[New Latin, from Greek askos, bag.]

ascus

(ˈæskəs)
n, pl asci (ˈæsaɪ; ˈæskaɪ)
(Botany) a saclike structure that produces (usually) eight ascospores during sexual reproduction in ascomycetous fungi such as yeasts and mildews
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek askos bag]

as•cus

(ˈæs kəs)

n., pl. as•ci (ˈæs aɪ, -kaɪ, -ki)
the sac in ascomycetes in which the spores are formed.
[1820–30; < New Latin < Greek askós bag, sac]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ASCUS - saclike structure in which ascospores are formed through sexual reproduction of ascomycetesascus - saclike structure in which ascospores are formed through sexual reproduction of ascomycetes
reproductive structure - the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
ascomycete, ascomycetous fungus - any fungus of the class Ascomycetes (or subdivision Ascomycota) in which the spores are formed inside an ascus
Translations

ASCUS

abbr atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance. V. cell.
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Laboratories were asked whether they provided HPV genotyping, the location of HPV genotyping testing, methods of testing, testing personnel, monthly test volumes, options for genotyping offered, patterns of reporting, and percentage of positivity for HPV16, HPV18, and both HPV16/ 18 testing results for the interpretive categories of negative-any age, negative-30 years of age and older, ASC-US, low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL), and high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL).
In all strategies, women who were referred to colposcopy and found not to have CIN 2 or greater were rescreened with both tests in 1 year and referred to colposcopy if the finding was ASC-US or higher-grade or persistently HPV-positive.
El presente estudio incluyo casos con diferentes grados de alteraciones morfologicas como ASC-US, LSIL y HSIL, de los cuales, el 36,5% mostro celulas epiteliales con expresion simultanea de [p16.
Los analisis de reproducibilidad se realizaron mediante tablas de contingencia 2x2 definiendo tres grupos de comparacion segun los siguientes puntos de corte para las anormalidades de celulas escamosas: 1) negativas vs ASC-US o mas grave, 2) AGC-NOS o menos vs EIBG o mas grave, 3) LEIBG o menos vs ASC-H o mas grave.
Segun el metodo de planificacion se hallo mayor prevalencia de LIE de bajo grado, NIVA de bajo grado y ASC-US en las mujeres que planifican con metodos hormonales o dispositivo intrauterino, mientras que la prevalencia de LIE de alto grado y AGC-NOS fue mayor en mujeres con tubectomia (cuadro 4).
ASC-US, HPV positive; LSIL; or more severe cytologic result regardless of HPV status: Conduct a colposcopic evaluation.
cytology ASC-US, HPV negative: watch and wait and repeat 1 year
In the case of women found to have ASC-US on cytologic evaluation, the ALTS trial found that HPV testing detected 96.
To screen patients with ASC-US cervical cytology results to determine the need for referral to colposcopy.
14) Para la neoplasia intraepitelial cervical (NIC), la citologia informada como ASC-US (Atypical Squamous Cells Of Undetermined Significance) o lesiones premalignas de bajo grado LGSIL (Low Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion) tiene una sensibilidad de 72% y una especificidad de 75% y para lesiones NIC II y NIC III la sensibilidad es de 68% y la especificidad aumenta hasta 82%.
Although consensus guidelines for the general population call for reflex human papillomavirus (HPV) testing for women with ASC-US and colposcopic examination of the of the cervix for those with evidence of HPV infection, LSIL, and high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL), these guidelines do not apply to adolescents and young women, he said.
Although consensus guidelines for the general population call for reflex human papillomavirus (HPV) testing for women with ASC-US and colposcopic examination of the cervix for those with evidence of HPV infection, LSIL, and high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL), these guidelines do not apply to adolescents and young women, he said.