Performance measures for Australian laboratories reporting cervical cytology (Third Edition 2015)
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The Performance Measures for Australian Laboratories Reporting Cervical Cytology (Third Edition 2015) is a revision of the 2006 edition and defines the key elements of the day-to-day performance of a laboratory reporting cervical cytology to ensure a high degree of accuracy in the reporting of results.
The standards apply to cytology used as a primary screening test.
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