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Basic Diagnostic Cytology MCQs with Answers

1. For cytomorphological recognition of cancer, the following characteristics are used to determine the presence or absence of cancer except:

  1. A. Cytoplasmic content
  2. B. Nulcear size
  3. C. N:C ratio
  4. D. Mitoses

2. The following statements are true for Bethesda system except:
A. It is employed for cytologic reporting of Pap smears
B. It divides dysplasias into three grades: mild, moderate and severe
C. All forms of dysplasias are graded into two grades: L-SIL and H-SIL
D. Bethesda system is current modification of reporting over conventional system

3. The number of Barr bodies observed in interphase nuclei is:
A. Equal to the number of X chromosomes
B. One less than the number of X chromosomes

C. Equal to the number of Y chromosomes
D. One less than the number of Y chromosomes

4. Drum-stick appendages seen in neutrophils in stained blood film in females are:

  1. A. > 20%
  2. B. 10-20 %
  3. C. 3-6%
  4. D. < 0.3%

5. CSF cytology is not useful for the diagnosis of:

  1. A. Leukaemia
  2. B. Medulloblastoma
  3. C. Ependymoma
  4. D. Meningioma

6. For pleural effusion, if a delay of more than 12 hours is anticipated for processing, it should be fixed in:
A. 95% ethanol
B. Equal volume of 10% formalin
C. Bouin’s fluid
D. Picric acid

7. Haematoxylin and eosin staining is employed as cytologic stain for:
A. Wet-fixed smears
B. Air-dried smears
C. All FNAC smears only
D. All cases of crush smear only

8. The following features characterise wet-fixed smears over air- dried smears except:
A. Pap and H & E stain are applied for the former
B. The nuclear details are better seen
C. Cytoplasmic details are better seen
D. Cell size is comparable to tissue section

9. Liquid based cytology:
A. provides uniform monolayered cell dispersion
B. is useful only for gynaecological samples
C. is useful only for non-gynaecological samples
D. causes cellular clumping

10. Imprint cytology is most useful in the lesions of following organ:

  1. A. Bones
  2. B. Breast
  3. C. Lymph nodes
  4. D. Brain tumours

11. Navicular cells are:

  1. A. Superficial squamous cells
  2. B. Intermediate squamous cells
  3. C. Parabasal cells
  4. D. Basal cells

12. Maturation index denotes:
A. Relative proportion of cells containing acidophilic cytoplasm
B. Relative proportion of cells containing basophilic cytoplasm
C. Percentage of cells having small shrunken nuclei
D. Relative proportion of various cell types in a smear

13. Which of the following is automated cytological technique?

  1. A. Membrane filtration
  2. B. PapNet
  3. C. Cell block technique
  4. D. Cytospin

14. F body is:

  1. A. X chromatin
  2. B. Y chromatin
  3. C. Chromosome 1
  4. D. Chromosome 21

15. Abdominal fat aspiration is done for the diagnosis of:

  1. A. Obesity
  2. B. Amyloidosis
  3. C. Metastatic cancer
  4. D. Multiple myeloma

Answers Key

1) = A, 2) = B, 3) = B, 4) = C, 5) = D, 6) = B, 7) = A, 8) = C, 9) = A, 10) = C, 11) = B, 12) = D, 13) = B, 14) = B, 15) = B