Backlog of 60,000 smear tests following recheck upsurge

The Health Service Executive has confirmed a backlog of more than 60,000 smear tests following an upsurge in testing in the wake of the CervicalCheck crisis.

More than 86,210 smear test samples are still in progress and not yet reported, compared to around 23,000 smear test samples which would normally be expected to be in progress at any one time.

-Noah Harte