It's 27% more effective that the original Pap smear*2,5

The ThinPrep system combines newer, scientifically-proven technology used to prepare the sample of cervical cells collected and a cutting-edge computerised analysis system used to highlight potentially abnormal cells. The two components – the ThinPrep Pap test and the ThinPrep Imaging System – have been extensively studied and used around the world including Australia.¹

The ThinPrep Pap test is the most comprehensive Pap test available in Australia. It is the only cervical screening test clinically proven to be significantly more effective at detecting cervical disease (abnormalities) than the conventional Pap test.1-4

A more effective Pap Test
The ThinPrep Pap test was developed to address many of the limitations of the conventional Pap test. Studies around the world prove the ThinPrep system is superior in effectiveness at detecting abnormalities and determining if a woman’s cervix is truly healthy.¹
Benefits of the ThinPrep Pap test
Research shows a woman can place greater trust in the result of her ThinPrep Pap test as it is more likely to detect high-grade abnormalities that can be difficult to visualise with the conventional Pap test.2,5 Learn more about why you should ask your doctor for a ThinPrep Pap test.
How the ThinPrep Pap test works
The ThinPrep Pap test is a liquid-based cytology test where a woman’s cells are transferred to a glass slide at the laboratory in a thin, even layer which improves the quality of the slide.¹
Getting a ThinPrep Pap test
Find out how to make sure your next Pap test is a ThinPrep Pap test, and what you should know before you go.
Extensively studied and used around the world
The ThinPrep Pap test and ThinPrep Imaging System have undergone more than 170 independent, peer reviewed clinical studies around the world, including Australia. The ThinPrep system is widely used across the developed world, including the USA, the United Kingdom and New Zealand.1-3
The ThinPrep Imaging System
Combined with the ThinPrep Imaging System, the ThinPrep Pap test is the most comprehensive cervical screening test available today.1-4 See how the ThinPrep Imaging System can increase your chances for early detection and treatment.
How much does a ThinPrep Pap test cost?
Unlike the UK and New Zealand, the ThinPrep Pap test is currently not Government-funded in Australia. Find out more about the cost to women who choose the ThinPrep Pap test.
Common Questions
Get answers to questions you may have about the ThinPrep Pap test and the ThinPrep Imaging System.

* The ThinPrep System is significantly more effective than the conventional Pap smear for the detection of Low Grade Squamous Intraepithelial (LSIL) and more severe lesions in a variety of patient populations.
1.Data on file with Hologic, Inc.
2.Davey E, et al. Accuracy of reading liquid based cytology slides using the ThinPrep Imager compared with conventional cytology: prospective study. British Medical Journal. 2007;335(7609):28
3.ThinPrep 2000 System Package Insert 2011
4.United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
5.Roberts J.M. A Three-Armed Trial of the ThinPrep Imaging System. Diagnostic Cytopathology, vol. 35, no. 2, 96-102, 2007