Physiological Changes in Pregnancy
Karyopyknotic index is highest on (LQ)
|B||day of ovulation|
day of ovulation
a. An index that is calculated as the percentage of epithelial cells with karyopyknotic nuclei exfoliated from the vagina and is used in the hormonal evaluation of a patient.
b. Under the influence of estrogen karyopyknotic index increases .
c. As estrogen peaks at ovulation or just prior the index is highest at ovulation.
d. The smear for the same is taken from the lateral vaginal wall as cells here respond to cyclical changes in hormone that occurs in the menstrual cycle.