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Current practice and research activity

We currently use a mixture of direct spreads, cytospins and SurePath® Liquid Based Cytology (LBC) technology in our sample preparation.

All samples are prepared in a Containment level 3 room with Class 1 microbiological safety cabinets. Our research activity includes:

  • Use of LBC technology in next generation sequencing
  • Ongoing research project called DETECT study to screen women presenting with post-menopausal bleeding for evidence of endometrial carcinoma. This study is set to widen to a multicentre project pending funding in 2018.

Non-gynae cytology research 1

Non-gynae cytology research 2


(Last reviewed 27th February 2018)