Cervical screening: cytology improvement guide

This document explains the processes to ensure a 14 day turnaround time in NHS cervical screening cytology.


Cytology improvement guide: achieving a 14 day turnaround time in cytology

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This publication sets out methods for cytology laboratories to ensure women receive the results of NHS cervical screening test within 14 days.

It includes:

  • suggested methodology
  • recommended immediate activities
  • case study evidence
Published 1 January 2009