medical Definition of ASCUS
- Many physicians believe that combining the Pap test with direct virus testing may prove particularly useful when a pap test comes back with its most common indeterminate result, called ASCUS—atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance.
- —Jerome Groopman, The New Yorker, 13 Sept. 1999
- Currently, there is no consensus on what to do with ASCUS patients, only 5% to 10% of whom actually have precancerous cells.
- —Rita Rubin, USA Today, 21 Feb. 2001
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