Table 4

Grade of villous atrophy: comparison of frequencies according to type of pathology practice

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  • In-house pathologist and referral pathologist Marsh score distribution, by type of pathology practice setting, after interpretation of small bowel biopsies from 102 cases suspected of having coeliac disease.

  • Incomplete (Inc) = imprecise, unclear or vague score; Inconclusive (Incl) = inadequate for histological interpretation; NA (not applicable) = disease not determined by Marsh; NR (non-reported) = not reported score.

  • Shaded cells represent agreement and box insert cases diagnosed of CD by both pathologists and on which agreement in severity was calculated (n=49).

  • CD, coeliac disease; CH, community hospital; CL, commercial laboratory; UH, university hospital.