These changes mean that your practice may start to see an increase in the volume of requests from patients to use self-collection as an option for their Cervical Screening Test.
To support these changes, the Guidelines for the management of screen-detected abnormalities, screening in specific populations and investigation of abnormal vaginal bleeding (guidelines) have been reviewed and updated to support the self-collection eligibility expansion.
The guidelines make it clear that where an HPV test is needed, self-collection should be an option. The updated guidelines won’t come into effect until 1 July 2022.
What you can do to get ready:
Key messages for healthcare providers:
Accuracy of a self-collected sample for the detection of HPV
Importance of self-collection as an option for participants
Role of healthcare providers in self-collection
Want to know more or have any questions?
Contact us at NCSPComittees@health.gov.au with any questions, feedback or concerns.
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