Cervical cancer screening: Liquid based cytology may be preferred option for UK screening programme

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7407.161-a (Published 17 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:161
  1. Thomas Ind (ind@tomind.freeserve.co.uk), consultant gynaecological oncologist
  1. Royal Marsden Hospital, London SW3 6JJ

    EDITOR—Coste et al studied conventional cervical smear testing, monolayer cytology, and human papillomavirus DNA testing for cervical screening, their results being published as the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) was deciding whether liquid based cytology should be used in the United Kingdom.1 Thus the paper must be interpreted in relation to others with assessment of its relevance to the NHS …

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