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.