Technical requirements for liquid based cytology systems for cervical screening
Published January 2004 - Guide no 1
This guide was produced to assist purchasers in drawing up their equipment purchasing specification, to provide equipment assessors with a common set of recommendations against which comparisons of different LBC systems could be made and to inform equipment manufacturers of users' needs.
Advice for Cytopathology Laboratories on the Implementation of Liquid Based Cytology for Cervical Screening
Published April 2004 - Guide no 2
This advice incorporated experience gained during the UK implementation pilots and was based on guidance used in the Scottish and English LBC pilot laboratories. It was produced to assist laboratories in the introduction of LBC into their routine cervical screening practice.
Training Requirements for Medical Staff Working in Cervical Cytopathology
Published April 2004 - Guide no 3
This guidance set out the training requirements for medical staff working in the NHS Cervical Screening Programme as part of the implementation of the LBC methodology for the collection and preparation of cervical samples.
Training in Taking Samples for Liquid Based Cytology
Published May 2004 - Guide no 4
The purpose of this document was to assist primary care trusts (PCTs) and providers of primary care nurse training in developing local training strategies for primary care sample takers who were already trained to take samples for conventional cervical cytology.
The content of an LBC taught course is given and examples of training materials are provided as a separate PowerPoint presentation. LBC Taught Course (PPT 209KB)
In addition to the above guidance the Liquid Based Cervical Cytopathology Training Log was made available to training centres only for use by staff on LBC induction courses.
- NHSCSP home page
- Programme publications
- Overview of cervical cancer
- About cervical screening
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
- Research in cervical screening
- How is the cervical screening
- More information for health
- Frequently asked questions
- Programme statistics
- Programme news index
- Useful links