Quest Diagnostics has been facing criticism in the United States over a backlog of coronavirus tests it is processing

Quest Diagnostics, the US laboratory previously embroiled in the CervicalCheck controversy, has been facing criticism in the United States over a back(...)

The five-judge court’s decision in the Ruth Morrissey case will impact on other cervical cancer cases and the work of the Cervical Check tribunal. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The Supreme Court has dismissed appeals by the HSE and two laboratories over key High Court findings concerning the proper “standard of approach” to b(...)

Medlab Pathology is appealing the €2.1m award to terminally-ill Limerick woman Ruth Morrissey to the Supreme Court, alongside Quest Laboratories and the HSE. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A lab firm being sued in the High Court by several women concerning alleged failings in the HSE’s CervicalCheck programme last year increased its reve(...)

 Emma Mhic Mhathuna who died on October 7th 2018. File photograph: Collins Courts

The former partner of the late Emma Mhic Mhathuna has said he and their children “will never forget” her, speaking on the first anniversary of her dea(...)

Graham Dwyer  leaving the Four Courts in April 2015. Photograph:  Collins Courts

An appeal against a significant ruling in favour of convicted murderer Graham Dwyer and the sentencing of two teenage boys for the murder of schoolgir(...)

MedLab cleared its 55,000 backlog of slides last week, the company confirmed on Sunday, and is no longer carrying out work for CervicalCheck.

Women may once again have to wait longer to have their smear tests examined under the State’s cervical cancer screening programme following the exit o(...)

President of DCU Prof Brian MacCraith (right), alongside HSE director Paul Reid, found that the almost total reliance on a single international supplier of laboratory services for the CervicalCheck national cancer screening programme was a source of ‘significant fragility’ for the programme. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

The contract awarded to US-based Quest Diagnostics laboratory to deal with the backlog of cervical smear tests was given without proper due diligence (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Alan Betson

What is the latest problem with CervicalCheck? Essentially, the IT system at the US-based Quest Diagnostics laboratory in Chantilly, Virginia – which(...)

The Health Service Executive has made several significant announcements following publication of a report by Prof Brian MacCraith.

Five times more women than originally estimated have been affected by delays in their cervical smear test results because of a “major communications f(...)

HSE chief Paul Reid last month said delays in informing the women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy were “not acceptable”.

An investigation into an IT flaw which led to women not receiving their CervicalCheck results is due to be published on Tuesday. A “rapid review” pr(...)

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