LBC liquid gynecologic cytology

Material: cytological smear
Study price: 80.00 PLN
Waiting time: result after 16 working days

  • Advance appointment booking required.

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Preparation for the study


  • The material is stored for a period of 4 weeks from the date of collection to enable
    HPV testing to be performed. To perform the test, the patient should
    come to the registration desk and order and pay for the HPV test with liquid cytology.

Detailed for women

  • The patient should not: wash her vagina and have intercourse for 24 hours before the test.
  • The test is best performed at least 4 days after the last menstrual period and no later than 4 days before the start of menstruation. Do not use vaginal medications for at least 4 days before the test. At least 1 day should have elapsed since the last gynecological /USG transvaginal examination.


Samples brought from outside are not accepted for testing.


Liquid Based Cytology (LBC) is a modern technique of preparing cytological specimens, which reduces errors, improves the quality of the specimens and allows multiple tests to be performed from a single sample.

In this method the smear taken from the cervix with a cytological brush is preserved in a special liquid and thus delivered to the laboratory. The brush tip is placed in the container along with the material, so that it reaches the laboratory in one piece, without any loss as in the case of a standard smear.

The fluid in which the material is stored allows to preserve the shape of the cells and at the same time allows to remove mucus, yeast cells, bacteria and cells that may appear in inflammation.

Liquid cytology is more accurate in detecting both precancerous conditions and cancerous cells, while reducing the number of necessary examinations.

A great advantage of the LBC technique is the possibility of performing additional diagnostic tests from the same sample, without the necessity of calling the patient again, thanks to storing the material in a special liquid (HPV, Chlamydia trachomatis).

The examination performed by the LBC technique, unlike the traditional method, may be performed less frequently, i.e. once every 3 years.

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