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Follow-up after total hysterectomy

Women who need vaginal vault sampling following surgery are not included in the NHS Cervical Screening Programme. Vault samples should be taken in a hospital setting e.g. colposcopy and therefore women requiring this should be referred to colposcopy or remain at colposcopy until all necessary vault samples have been taken.

The laboratory will reject vault samples taken in primary care.

The clinical indications for taking a vault sample are given in the  NHSCSP guidelines, Colposcopy & Programme Management Publication No.20, Third Edition, March 2016.apy as part of their treatment.


(Last reviewed November 16th 2017)