The main purpose of this Manual is to provide useful guidelines for the selection of pathology tests and to facilitate interpretation of results.
Contains a comprehensive listing of all genes from the Human Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) database alongside laboratories and tests available in the country.
A manual for the process of macroscopic dissection in Anatomical Pathology laboratories.
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This section outlines the performance standards for HPV NAT and LBC which apply to collected samples taken by healthcare professionals and the requirements for calculating and reporting those measures to the RCPAQAP.
S7.1 The number and percentage of screening episodes reported as ‘unsatisfactory’ must be reported to the RCPAQAP.
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S7.2 Laboratories must provide the proportion of all technically satisfactory screening episodes reported in the categories low risk, intermediate risk and higher risk.
S7.3 Laboratories must provide a breakdown of the HPV NAT and LBC results of all other episodes.
S7.4 The proportion of LBC specimens reported as HSIL where cervical histopathology, taken within six months, confirms the abnormality as HSIL, AIS or cervical malignancy must be reported to the RCPAQAP.
S7.5 The proportion of LBC specimens reported as possible HSIL where cervical histopathology, taken within six months, confirms the abnormality as HSIL, AIS or cervical malignancy must be reported to the RCPAQAP.
S7.6 The proportion of women with histological diagnosis of HSIL or malignancy which were originally reported as low risk with a primary screening HPV NAT within the last 63 months must be reported.
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