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Pap & Pathology

CytoLab Pap Test Screening Centre Ltd. is PathLab's subsidiary that performs Pap test screening.
For Enquiries; Please call the Pap Test department at PathLab at 39831800.

*Pathologists of St Teresa's hospital also perform PathLab's histopathology and cytology examinations. Their laboratory is HOKLAS 15189:2012 accredited for these tests.

CytoLab's Quality Assurance: CytoLab participates in an external Quality Assurance Program, through CAP - QAP (USA).
Instrumentation: Our instrumentation also includes a SurePrep and a ThinPrep Pap analyzer. A Leica DC Digital Imaging system digitises and stores images of cervical cells when needed.
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Sample Collection Instructions
HPV Guidelines

This journal article discusses the currently approved guidelines on Pap and HPV  testing and follow-up.

The American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology provides this patient treatment algorithm.

Liquid-based vs. Conventional Smears

Liquid-based Paps - Clearly Better

  1. The liquid media dissolves blood and mucus, without hurting cells.
  2. Computer-controlled equipment puts the cells onto a single layer.
  3. Cleaner, clearer Liquid-based slides enhance accurate screening.

See For Yourself: Move the cursor over the picture on the right.