Cytology

The laboratory component of the South West Cervical Screening Programme is based in the department. The laboratory is one of eight nationally that processes cervical screening samples.  The department was the first laboratory in the UK to undertake 100% of its primary screening using molecular techniques for detection of High Risk HPV within the Cervical Screening Programme. HPV as a primary tool for cervical screening was rolled out Nationally in December 2019.

Severn Pathology is also host to the South West Regional Cytology Training Centre although this unit is managed separately to the diagnostic laboratory.