The ThinPrep Difference

The ThinPrep Difference: Setting New Standards in Cervical Cancer Screening

The ThinPrep Pap Test and the ThinPrep Imaging System combine to create more accurate and comprehensive cervical cancer screening — giving added confidence in the results. Furthermore, Dual Review screening, only available with the ThinPrep Imaging System, is taking cervical cancer screening to the next level.

Beyond the Conventional Pap Smear

The pap test is arguably the most successful cancer screening tool known today. Find out how the ThinPrep Pap Test took this test to the next level and became the only liquid-based pap test found to be "significantly more effective" than the conventional pap smear.

Diagnostic Superiority

Large, independent studies confirm that the ThinPrep Pap Test detects more disease. Clinical studies have also shown that the ThinPrep Imaging System with Dual Review provides additional disease detection over manually reviewed ThinPrep Pap Test slides.


The ThinPrep Pap Test is the only liquid-based pap test FDA-approved/cleared for HPV, Chlamydia/Gonorrhea and Trichomonas testing straight from 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.1-6

Clinical and Independent Studies

Several clinical and independent studies have demonstrated the advantages and benefits of the ThinPrep Pap Test over the conventional pap smear, as well as the benefits of the ThinPrep Imaging System over manually reviewed ThinPrep Pap Test slides.


1. Bai H, Sung CJ, Steinhoff MM. ThinPrep Pap Test promotes detection of glandular lesions of the endocervix. Diagn Cytopathol. 2000;23:19-22.

2. Carpenter AB, Davey DD. ThinPrep Pap Test: Performance biopsy follow-up in a university hospital. Cancer. 1999;87:105-12.

3. Guidos BJ, Selvaggi SM. Detection of endometrial adenocarcinoma with the ThinPrep Pap Test. Diagn Cytopathol. 2000;23:260-5.

4. Schorge JO, Hossein Saboorian M, Hynan L, et al. ThinPrep detection of endometrial adenocarcinoma: a retrospective cohort study. Cancer Cytopathol. 2002;96:338-43.

5. Wang N, Emancipator SN, Rose P, et al. Histologic follow-up of atypical endocervical cells: liquid-based, thin-layer preparation vs. conventional Pap smear. Acta Cytol. 2002;46:453-7.

6. Ashfaq R, Gibbons D, Vela C, Saboorian MH, Iliya F. ThinPrep Pap Test accuracy for glandular disease. Acta Cytol. 1999;43:81-5.

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