Resources regarding this change have been attached to the bottom of this page.
Please check with your suppliers regarding purchasing carbomer free lubricant.
Medlab Central has had feedback from sample takers regarding unsatisfactory results from cervical screening Thin Prep LBC samples as a result of the presence of lubricant containing carbomer. An increase in unsatisfactory samples has been confirmed by Ministry of Health (MOH) data.
Regarding the use of lubricant, MOH refers sample takers to section three of the National Policy and Quality Standards-Cervical Screening Services. Medlab Central has supplied a guide from the manufacturer on the use of Thin prep with the Cervibroom (the sampler) and an advice sheet on lubricant use and brands.
For more information contact Herman Venter, Medlab Central operations manager, 021 056 7453.
Waikato cervical screening update 2019 presentations now on Ko Awatea (accessible for all localities)
Waikato, please note: for July only Ross Dewstow is away, so the temporary email
Certificates will be produced on completion of the quiz at the end of the presentation.