PREVENTION AND POPULATION HEALTH
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Date: 1/12/2017     Contact telephone number: 1300 232 272  (24 hours/7 days)

 

Delay to Self-collection for Cervix Screening

The Commonwealth has advised that the option for eligible women to self-collect a cervical sample will not be available from 1 December due to delays in the process of accreditation of the tests.

Healthcare providers who conduct cervical screening tests are advised not to offer self-collection to eligible women until further notice.

All other aspects of the renewed National Cervical Screening Program will go ahead as scheduled on 1 December 2017. Healthcare providers are reminded that the MBS item for PAP smears ends at midnight
30/11/17 and the new item number for the new HPV test commences on 1/12/17.

Further information regarding the new cervical screening test can be found here http://www.cancerscreening.gov.au/internet/screening/publishing.nsf/Content/cervical-screening-1

Copies of the consumer information and guides for health professionals regarding the changes to cervical screening tests can be ordered directly from the Commonwealth via this link
http://www.cancerscreening.gov.au/cervical/resources

Specific enquiries regarding self-sampling can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

 

Prof Katina D’Onise – Director, Prevention and Population Health Branch
For updated information on notifiable diseases in South Australia, visit:
www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/NotifiableDiseaseReporting
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