LBC Refresher Training

These Refresher Training Modules are provided for experienced cytologists and are designed to refresh existing skills in cervical screening and liquid based cytology (LBC) to support the Renewal of the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) but not to provide basic training in diagnostic cytology or a comprehensive teaching program in liquid based cytology.

The LBC techniques and images represented in these modules are those of the BD SurePathTM (SP) and the Hologic ThinPrep® (TP) systems and these are compared with conventional Pap smear (CP) when required.

Photographs and images: Images and photographs throughout this section were generously provided by:

  • RCPAQAP Pty Ltd
  • BD-Life Sciences
  • Hologic (Australia) Pty Ltd.


Belsley, N.A., Tambouret,R.H., Misdraji, J.,Muzikansky, A., Russell, D.K. and David C. Wilbur, D.C. Cytologic Features of Endocervical Glandular Lesions: Comparison of SurePath, ThinPrep, and Conventional Smear Specimen Preparations. Diagnostic Cytopathology, 2008, Vol 36, No 4

Hoda, R.S., Loukeris, K., and Fadi W. Abdul-Karim, F.W. Gynecologic Cytology on Conventional and Liquid-Based Preparations: A Comprehensive Review of Similarities and Differences. Diagnostic Cytopathology 2013 Vol 41, No 3

BD SurePath™ Training Centre provided by BD Life Sciences

ThinPrep® Pap Test Morphology Training provided by Hologic (Australia) Pty Ltd

NCI Bethesda System Web Atlas



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