VCS Pathology is a laboratory service that specialises in gynaecologic cytology, histopathology and related molecular microbiology.
We provide the following services:
- Cervical cytology, conventional and liquid based.
- Gynaecological Histopathology.
- HPV and Chlamydia tests.
We also undertake the following related activities:
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- Maintain a teaching and training centre for Diagnostic Cytology.
- Conduct and support scientific research into the epidemiology of cervical cancer.
- Provide educational sessions for medical practitioners and health professionals.
The Victorian Cervical Cytology Registry (VCCR)
The VCCR is a key component of the cervical screening program for Victoria and records the results of almost all Pap tests (smears), HPV tests and related histopathology performed for Victorian women.
Functions of the VCCR include:
- Providing a comprehensive reminder and follow up program to women and practitioners.
- Providing screening histories to laboratories to assist with the reporting of Pap tests.
- Conducting research and producing statistical information on cervical screening.
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN CERVIX SCREENING REGISTRY
VCS Inc. provides the South Australia Cervix Screening Registry (SACSR) on behalf of the South Australian Health Department (SA Health), this arrangement commenced on June 30 2014. The SACSR is a key component of the South Australian cervical screening program for South Australia and records the results of all Pap smears, HPV tests and related histopathology performed for South Australian Women.
Functions of the SACSR include:
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- Providing a comprehensive reminder and follow up program to women and practitioners
- Providing screening histories to laboratories to assist with the reporting of Pap tests (smears)
- Producing statistical information and reports on cervical screening
participant follow-up function for Victoria (pfuf)
VCS Inc. provides the Participant Follow-up Function (PFUF) on behalf of the Victorian Health Department & Human Services, this arrangement commenced in March 2013. The PFUF is a key component of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP), providing a follow-up service for participants who have received a positive faecal occult test result (FOBT) and who according to the Registry have not yet progressed through the pathway in the form of attending their practitioner for further review and/or having a colonoscopy
Functions of the PFUF include:
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- Contacting participants in the screening program to ensure that they have received appropriate follow-up post a FOBT result.
- Accessing and updating the NBCSP Register with information from phone contacts to ensure the participant is appropriately managed though the screening pathway.
The National HPV Vaccination Program Register (NHVPR)
The Victorian Cytology Service established and continues to operate the NHPVR on behalf of the Department of Health and Ageing (Commonwealth).
The NHVPR records information about HPV vaccine doses administered in Australia, generating individual reminders and history statements.
The NHVPR plays an essential role in monitoring and evaluating the vaccination program through data provision, producing statistical reports and conducting approved research.