Cervical Screening Test
From 1 December, cervical screening changed in Australia and for South Australian women. Pap smears have been replaced with a new Cervical Screening Test.
The South Australian Cervix Screening Program is a partner of the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP).
The NCSP provides information to healthcare providers on:
For more information about HPV and the relationship between HPV and cervical cancer, visit the About HPV and cervical cancer.
Yes. You can obtain this information by contacting the National Cancer Screening Registry on 1800 627 701. You will be required to provide your:
Once this is confirmed, you will then be asked to provide the name, medicare number, date of birth and address (if applicable) for your patient.
You can also use the Register to:
Your patient can withdraw her details from the National Cancer Screening Register at any time by contacting 1800 627 701. Alternatively, she can choose to remain on the registry but request that no correspondence be sent to her home address.
If your patient has previously 'opted off' you should give her the opportunity to join the National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR) at each subsequent appointment for a Cervical Screening Test or related follow-up test.
If your patient's results have not been recorded by the NCSR or are removed from the NCSR, they cannot be retrieved at a later date to assist in future assessments.
You can direct your client to www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/cervicalscreening to find frequently asked questions about the Cervical Screening Test and the Registers.
For more information, please visit the National Cervical Screening Program website for details on the: