Cervical screening: laboratory testing for human papillomavirus

This document provides information on internal quality control and assurance procedures, and external quality assurance.



This document is for use in laboratories performing human papillomavirus (HPV) testing as part of the NHS Cervical Screening Programme. It covers:

  • internal quality control (IQC)
  • internal quality assurance (IQA)
  • monitoring of quality procedures
  • external quality assurance

The guidance reflects the standards within ISO15189:2012

Published 25 January 2017
Last updated 25 January 2017 + show all updates
  1. First published.