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Public release of the NPAAC Requirements for Laboratories reporting Tests for the National Cervical Screening Program

The NPAAC Requirements for Laboratories Reporting Tests for the National Cervical Screening Program (First Edition 2017) have been released and are available on the NPAAC publications web page.
http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/health-npaac-publication.htm
These new Requirements will take effect from 1 December 2017. Together with the NPAAC Requirements for Medical Pathology Services and Requirements for Medical Testing of Microbial Nucleic Acids, they set out the minimum requirements for best practice in HPV nucleic acid testing and gynaecological cytology services by laboratories participating in cervical screening. The Requirements provide 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 and form the basis for laboratory accreditation in this area.
Where appropriate, the Requirements provide separate guidance for screening, non-screening (diagnostic) and self-collected tests. Also included are new Performance Measures for both HPV and liquid based cytology screening tests.

 

RCPA National Cervical Screening Program Pathology Workforce Project Newsletter

The RCPA National Cervical Screening Program Pathology Workforce Project issues regular newsletters to provide information, resources and Project updates for cytologists throughout the transition to the new National Cervical Screening Program. These are distributed via the RCPA website, to individual laboratories and to members of the Australian Society of Cytology.

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National Cervical Screening Program Partner Reference Group

The National Cervical Screening Program Partner Reference Group Newsletter provides  updates regarding the Renewal of the National Cervical Screening Program.  Further information can be found at cancerscreening.gov.au or contact CervicalRenewal@health.gov.au to request the newsletter.