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NICE endorses liquid-based cytology

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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National Institute for Clinical Excellence final appraisal determination issued Aug. 15 recommends using the technology as the primary means of processing samples in the UK's cervical screening program. Implementation of the policy - representing 4 mil. annual tests - should take about three to five years. The decision was applauded by LBC stakeholders Cytyc (ThinPrep) and TriPath (SurePath). NICE issued a preliminary recommendation in April (1"The Gray Sheet" April 21, 2003, p. 6)...
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