The analysis of the cervical screening program smear tests and self-test kits for hrHPV is carried out by five screening laboratories. Any cytological evaluation of the smear tests will also be carried out by the five screening laboratories. They are also responsible for sending smear test equipment to the GP surgeries and for the logistics of sending the samples from the GP surgery to the laboratory.


Each GP practice falls under one of these five screening laboratories:

  • Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen
  • Symbiant (Hoorn)
  • Radboud Universitair Medisch Centrum (Nijmegen)
  • Nederland Moleculair Diagnostisch Laboratorium BV (Rijswijk)
  • Stichting Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis (’s-Hertogenbosch)

Each screening laboratory has its own operating area. Each operating area is around the same size in terms of the number of women in the target group. This means that each screening laboratory conducts analyses for patients from multiple health screening organisations.