Laboratories used by CervicalCheck

Is there a problem with the quality of screening in the labs contracted by CervicalCheck?

Dr Gabriel Scally’s Inquiry found no evidence of a problem with screening quality in the laboratories.

Cervical screening unfortunately does not prevent all cancers.

Dr Scally was satisfied with the quality management processes in the labs used by CervicalCheck and found no evidence that the performance of the programme fell below what is expected in a cervical screening programme. It found no reason why the labs should not continue to be used by CervicalCheck.

Is CervicalCheck still using the same labs?

CervicalCheck currently uses three laboratories to analyse cervical screening tests and these are the same laboratories as were being used in April 2018.

All laboratories meet CervicalCheck’s quality assurance guidelines and are certified by the relevant national authorities to an international standard.

The report of the Scoping Inquiry led by Dr Gabriel Scally found no reason why the labs should not continue to be used by CervicalCheck.