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Patient Self Collect is now available

From July 1 2022, all women due their 5-yearly CST are eligible for self collection.

Doctor Information

Patient Information

Cervical Screening Test (CST)

  • The CST is the only Medicare-funded screen, and is available to all women over 25.
  • Specimens need to be collected by clinicians into ThinPrep® vials.
  • Request forms must specify the requested test, PLUS the reason for test, PLUS supporting clinical notes.

The CST uses an HPV DNA test to detect the presence of oncogenic HPV types known to be associated with a higher risk of significant cervical abnormalities.

The HPV test is more sensitive than cytology, so it can be performed less frequently. The testing interval is now 5 years, not 2.

We have created a range of resources for you and your patients. These can be downloaded, or contact your Business Development Manager

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CST Audit