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Analytical Cellular Pathology
Volume 17, Issue 4, Pages 189-200

Part I: Basic Considerations and Recommendations for Preparation, Measurement and Interpretation

G. Haroske,1 F. Giroud,2 A. Reith,3 and A. Böcking4

1University of Technology, Dresden, Germany
2University “Joseph Fourier”, Grenoble, France
3The Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo, Norway
4University “Heinrich Heine”, Düsseldorf, Germany

Received 2 December 1998; Accepted 2 December 1998

Copyright © 1998 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A task force of invited experts in the field of diagnostic DNA image cytometry, especially consisting of participants from the PRESS (Prototype Reference Standard Slides) and EUROPATH (European Pathology Assisted by Telematics for Healthcare) projects, but open to any other scientist or physician revealing experience in that new diagnostic procedure (names are given in the Annex A) agreed upon the following updated consensus report during the 5th International Congress of the ESACP 1997 in Oslo. This report is based on the preceeding one [9] and on results of the above mentioned European research projects. It deals with the following items:

– Biological background and aims of DNA image cytometry,

– Principles of the method,

– Basic performance standards,

– Diagnostic interpretation of DNA measurements,

– Recommendations for practical use.