Pap Smear Test

This test, which is a screening test for cervical cancer, checks for abnormal changes in cells taken from the cervix.




This test, which is a screening test for cervical cancer, checks for abnormal changes in cells taken from the cervix.



A pap smear, which is a screening test for cervical cancer, checks for abnormal changes in cells taken from the cervix.

A Pap smear involves taking some cells from the cervix during a pelvic (internal) exam. You may feel some discomfort when the specimen is taken.

  • Schedule the test for a time when you won't be having your period.
  • Do not douche, have intercourse or use a tampon or any vaginal product for two to three days before the test.
  • Prior to the test you may be asked to empty your bladder.

What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?

  • Is there any special preparation for the test? (If so, get clear instructions on what you need to do.)
  • What is the reason for the test? Will the test results change my treatment plan? If not, do I need the test?

Source UHC.com

Also known as:

Pap Test
Pap Smear Test
Pap Smear
Pap Screen
Laboratory Work
Cervical Cancer Screening


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