Referral Laboratories

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Referral Laboratories

Where appropriate, the department seeks second opinions for Gynaecological cytology from University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.

The referral laboratory must have:

  • Current Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA)/UKAS accreditation status
  • Participate in the Regional Cytology External Quality Assessment Scheme
  • Reporting turnaround times within the ranges as set by the NHSCSP
  • The department has an agreement with University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust to help support the department with reporting of cervical screening samples during periods of increase in demand.