Cytology Solution

Pioneering advances in cervical disease prevention and cytology lab technology.

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Setting a Standard

ThinPrep® is a worldwide standard for cervical sample collection. More than 1 billion ThinPrep vials have been used globally for cervical cancer screening.1 Just one patient sample is required for both cytology and molecular testing. We offer a comprehensive cytology solution, from sample collection to diagnosis, all within a complete suite of lab automation.

Improved Disease Detection

Our liquid-based cytology (LBC) test, the ThinPrep® Pap test, performs significantly better than conventional cytology in detecting diseases. Sensitivity and specificity are higher.2 

Improved Visualisation

Moving to LBC results is a significant improvement in sample visualisation. The percentage of poor cell quality samples is decreased and sensitivity for the diagnosis of high-grade lesions is improved.2

Multiple Results From One Sample

Our cervical health solution enables clinicians to integrate cytological and virological (including HPV) results without the need to duplicate sampling and medical visits. This delivers greater efficiencies and the possibility of earlier detection.

Advancing the Early Detection of Cervical Cancer


peer-reviewed studies confirming ThinPrep performance3

up to 300

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45 min

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A Comprehensive Cytology Solution

The ThinPrep Pap test is just one of several offerings in the ThinPrep system. Our ThinPrep processors, imagers and review scopes help improve laboratory workflow and help cytotechnologists to identify abnormalities. In addition, we are committed to providing laboratories with innovative and effective cytology solutions for non-gynecological testing needs. Explore the products in our solution here.



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FDA Market Authorisation for Genius™ Digital Diagnostics System

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Discover the Future of Cervical Cancer Screening

A Vision for Women-centric Care

A Vision for Women-centric Care

    1. Data based on Hologic sales numbers since launch in 2012 to 31Jan2020. File reference: AHPVtotalnumberJan2020 (Page 6 "smartCard-inline")
    2. Ikenberg et al, Screening for cervical cancer precursors with p16/Ki-67 dual-stained cytology: results of the PALMS study. J Natl Cancer Inst; 2013; 105: 1550–1557
    3. View Published Data
    4. ThinPrep 5000 Processor AutoLoader, User Manual AW-22290-002 Rev 003
    5. Cellient Automated Cell Block System User Manual.  MAN-08346-002 Rev 002
    6. ThinPrep® Pap Test PreservCyt Solution, Instructions for Use AW-22719-001 Rev 001
    7. Genius Digital Diagnostics_CE Mark Press Release_FINAL_11.15.20
    8. ThinPrep 5000 Processor User Manual, MAN-07493-002 Rev 003
    9. ThinPrep Genesis Processor, User Manual MAN-08098-002 Rev 002
    10. ThinPrep Integrated Imager, User Manual AW-22850-001 Rev 002
    11. Compass Stainer, User Manual AW-23958-001 Rev 001


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    Molecular Scalable Solution

    A scalable portfolio combining a broad, high performing assay menu with high throughput automation. Designed to flexibly scale to meet your needs, from a single patient result to population level screening.

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    Cervical Health

    We pride ourselves on being champions of women’s health and global leaders in screening. From HPV to cytology, and now also AI based digital diagnostics, we offer a comprehensive and unique screening portfolio, from sample collection to diagnosis.


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