Requirements for validation of self-collected vaginal swabs for use in the National Cervical Screening Program (First Edition 2019)
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The Requirements Validation of Self-Collected Vaginal Swabs for Use in the National Cervical Screening Program (First Edition 2019) set out the minimum requirements that an Applicant laboratory must meet in order to offer testing of self-collected vaginal swabs for human papillomavirus as part of the National Cervical Screening Program as an in vitro diagnostic medical device.
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