The Requirements for Laboratories Reporting Tests for the National Cervical Screening Program (First Edition 2017)

This is a publication of the National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) which is managed by the Australian Government Department of Health

Page last updated: 24 August 2017

The Requirements for Laboratories Reporting Tests for the National Cervical Screening Program (First Edition 2017) set out the minimum requirements for best practice in relation to the HPV NAT and operation of gynaecological cytology services by laboratories participating in cervical screening. This document provides guidance for the additional steps laboratories must take when using HPV NAT alone as a primary screening test in a population of both vaccinated and unvaccinated women.

This document will come into effect on 1 December 2017.

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