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Cytology Pap Smear Audit

Audit Features

This clinical audit will enable Doctors to conduct a systematic review of their clinical practice. Doctors will have the availability to assess their identification, detection, diagnostic accuracy, practical accuracy of smear collection and STI pick up rates in adjunctive testing, i.e. Urine, Swabs, BD SurePath™ and ThinPrep in regards to their female patient population.

All doctors state-wide can assess their practice against their peers in a confidential setting via graphical and statistical information generated monthly. This information can then be used to further inform and improve clinical practice techniques, with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of care for patients.

In addition, Abbott Pathology is offering assistance and feedback to GP's regarding their cytology both via statistical information and verbal communication with their Abbott Pathology Histo/Cytopathologists.


  Cytology Pap Smear Audit Registration Form


To register for the Cytology Pap Smear Audit, please complete the registration form and email us here.

    Request Forms

    Doctors will receive designated A4 Cytology Pap smear request forms upon confirmation of registration.

    The audit will continue for the calendar year with a minimum requirement of 40 Pap smears completed. Data will be collected from all registered participants, and collated into a graphical report delivered monthly and at the finalisation of your audit.


    Some features and data included are diagnostic findings and accuracy, procedural findings and causes of unsatisfactory accuracy, ancillary testing and detected STIs.

    At the end of the calendar year you will be sent a cumulative report which will include all data in a graphical feature; this will be an exact picture of Doctor/Surgery patient population.


    Eligible general practitioners may attain the following by participating in the Abbott Pathology Cytology Pap Smear Audit:

    • RACGP QI&CPD: 40 Category 1 points
    • ACRRM: 30 PRPD points.