Guidance

Cervical screening: cytology samples external quality assessment

NHSCSP number 19: external quality assessment scheme for the preparation and staining of cervical liquid based cytology samples.

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This publication outlines the external quality assessment (EQA) scheme for the preparation and staining of cervical liquid based cytology samples.

It provides information about:

  • EQA scheme design
  • interpretation of results
  • requirements and responsibilities for participants
  • principles and methodology of operation
Published 31 August 2016