NICE guidance - liquid based cytology for cervical screening

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Summary points of the NICE guidance:

  • recommended that liquid-based cytology (LBC) is used as the primary means of processing samples in the cervical
    screening programme in England and Wales
  • currently insufficient evidence to recommend one LBC product over another

For full details consult the full guidance (1).


  1. NICE guidance (November 2007). Liquid-based cytology for cervical screening.

Last edited 11/2020