MedLab Pathology provides medical professionals with the
laboratory information required for diagnosis and treatment of
Following the successful award of the cervical cytology national
screening tender we have established a fully functional cervical
cytology laboratory and training unit in Sandyford, Dublin 18. In
conjunction with our CAP and CLIA accredited sister laboratory
Clinical Pathology Laboratories (Austin, Texas), MedLab Pathology
provides a rapid service for liquid based gynaecological samples.
Liquid Based Cytology (LBC) samples are processed using the
HOLOGIC™ ThinPrep® system and are double screened by two medical
In addition to providing cytology laboratory services for the
cervical cytology national screening tender, MedLab Pathology also
processes private cervical cytology smears (Private Cytology
Request form). The cytology laboratory provides a rapid service
for liquid based gynaecological samples. We are devoted to
maintaining and growing the vital skill set of cytology screening
in Ireland and to do this we have employed the top scientists and
clinicians from the public, private and independent sectors.
Use of service/Information required
Request forms (MLP private request form and CervicalCheck cervical cytology request form
) that include the patient's name and date of birth need to
accompany each sample. This form needs to include appropriate
clinical information including the LMP for gynaecological samples.
Tick boxes are provided to assist you.
The specimen container also needs to be clearly labelled with
patient details. Forms and samples which are mismatched will result
in the sample being returned to the sender for correction and will
delay to the report turn around time.
The laboratory is consultant led, with clinical advice and support
available by contacting the Consultants through the Laboratory
Manager. All abnormal samples are referred to one of the Consultant
Cytopathologists for final assessment and reporting. Advice
regarding technical detail of the service and for particular tests
is available from the Laboratory Manager.