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Pap Smear Test for Cervical Cancer Screening


Test Description:
The Pap smear Test, also known as a Pap test or cervical cytology, is a screening test used to detect changes in cervical cells that may lead to cervical cancer. It involves collecting a sample of cells from the cervix, which is the lower, narrow end of the uterus at the top of the vagina. The sample is then examined for abnormal cells and, in some cases, for the presence of the human papillomavirus (HPV).

Indications of the Pap Smear Test:
The Pap smear is used to identify precancerous or cancerous cells in the cervix. It can detect changes caused by HPV that may lead to cervical cancer if left untreated. Early detection through a Pap smear increases the chances of successful treatment.

Patient Preparation/Instructions:
Before a Pap smear, it is recommended to avoid intercourse, using vaginal medications, or douching for at least 48 hours. It is best to schedule the test when you are not menstruating. Patients should also inform their healthcare provider about any concerns or medical conditions before the test.

Typical Reference Values:
The typical reference values for a Pap smear are based on the presence or absence of abnormal cells. Normal results indicate the absence of precancerous or cancerous cells, while abnormal results may require further testing or follow-up.

Turnaround Time:
The turnaround time for a Pap smear can vary but is generally relatively quick. The sample is sent to a laboratory for analysis, and the results are usually available within a few weeks.

Order This Test:
You can order a Pap smear test by clicking the “Order Test” button and adding it to your cart. It is important for women to undergo regular cervical cancer screening as recommended by their healthcare provider.

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Pap Smear Test for Cervical Cancer Screening
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