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Lab Update – December 2021

In this issue we feature: Orange traffic light system – COVID*NEW* online blood test bookingsHPV testing and leaking cervical smearsSample type changesRemindersCollection centre opening hours over the festive season Read the full issue here>>

Lab Update – September 2021

This month our newsletter features updates on: COVID Alert Level 2Cervical smearseOrders for home visitsCommunity antibiogramsCommercial pricing updateThe end of faxingFaecal calprotectinOther reminders Read the full newsletter here>>

Changes to processing of female genital swabs

Female genital swabs for Gram’s stain are primarily recommended for the diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis (BV) and candidiasis in symptomatic women. Asymptomatic screening for either BV or candidiasis is virtually never indicated, however we receive many such swabs every week. We have noted that many request forms submitted with female genital swabs provide limited clinical […]