The thin-layer preparation for the gynaecological cytology with the FDA certified Rovers® Cervex-Brush® Combi. Important scientific publication for gynaecologists: Sampling with the Rovers® Cervex-Brush® Combi results in the collection of the same amount of squamous cells, but in a two to threefold harvest of endocervical cells. This leads to the detection of a higher viral load of oncogenic HPV and an increase in the number of detected abnormal smears. Publication in Cytopathology 2006/17 p. 374-381 Improved endocervical sampling and HPV viral load detection by Cervex-Brush® Combi C. E. Depuydt*, I.H. Benoy, E. J. Bailleul**, J. Vandepitte*, A. J. Vereecken* and J. J. Bogers*** *Laboratory for Clinical Pathology (Labo RIATOL), Antwerp, Belgium, **Department of Gynecology, Sint-Vincentius Ziekenhuis, Nortsel, Belgium and ***Laboratory of Cell and Tissue Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.