National cervical screening – change

As a result of changes to the National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) contract, Southern Community Laboratories Hawke’s Bay will cease to provide this service as of 25 July 2023. Testing underway will be completed and reported as usual, and historical results will remain available to referrers.

The new provider for the laboratory testing of cervical cytology and HPV testing in the region will be Pathlab.

More information regarding the transition will be available in coming weeks. In the meantime, should you have any queries regarding service provision from 26 July onwards, please contact Pathlab via their website and they will be able to assist.