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A technician trained in medical examination and identification of cellular abnormalities.

cy′to·tech·nol′o·gy n.
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The company produces the AutoCyte PREP system, which aims to speed the process of analysing smear tests Mrs Betts, 37, aims to put six years of experience as a cytoscreener at Llandough Hospital to good use.
He added: ``The two new microscopes will allow a new cytoscreener to be trained and enable further development of the service to lung cancer patients.
The smears are first examined by a Medical Laboratory Scientific Officer (MSLO) or a cytoscreener. These scientific officers have been trained to pick out any possible abnormalities (which are marked with a dot), but they do not make management diagnoses.
that having regard to the potentially disastrous consequences of a mistaken classification, a reasonably competent cytoscreener should have classified the smears as borderline, even though that classification might have caused the patient short-term distress and perhaps the discomfort and embarrassment of a further smear.