MARLBOROUGH, MA September 8, 2016 – Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) announced today that the Company’s ThinPrep® Pap test will be used exclusively for HPV sample collection and reflex cytology in its national screening program for cervical cancer.
Beginning in January 2017, ThinPrep will serve as the collection vial for all HPV testing and as the only test for reflex cytology at all national labs for a period of five years.
“Over the past 20 years, ThinPrep has become the gold standard for liquid-based cytology, with more than 650 million tests performed worldwide,” said Joao Malagueira, VP Sales Diagnostics, International, Divisional President/GM at Hologic. “We are very pleased that the Dutch government and national laboratories have chosen this well-established and highly regarded technology for their program.”
In the United States, ThinPrep is the only liquid-based Pap test that is FDA-approved for testing for Chlamydia/Gonorrhea, human papillomavirus (HPV) and Trichomonas straight out of the vial. Moreover, the ThinPrep Pap Test is the only Pap test with FDA-approved labeling supported by multiple peer-reviewed publications showing increased glandular disease detection.1
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1 Thin Prep Package insert. MAN-02060-002 Rev. 001
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