GENITAL PAP SMEAR TEST
You will provide
This test is for
Stay away from any sexual activity for 2 to 5 days prior to the sample collection.
Visit to the Lab is compulsory for sample collection.
What is Genital PAP (Papanicolaou) Smear Test?
Genital PAP (Papanicolaou) Smear test is performed to examine the presence of abnormal cells in the cervix and the vagina. Women above 30 years need to go for examination once in every 3-5 years as they are more prone for having infection or cancer.
Why is Genital PAP (Papanicolaou) Smear Test Performed?
To identify abnormal or impending abnormal cells from the vagina and uterine cervix
To identify any vaginal or uterine infections
To check for cervical cancer
To follow through after an abnormal Pap test
To observe any abnormalities or uncommon findings
What does Genital PAP (Papanicolaou) Smear Test Measure?
This test has a fast and easy procedure to check the wellbeing of your cervix. A Genital PAP smear test, or Papanicolaou test, is a process that takes a small sample of cells from the cervix. The smear is done and seen in a microscope for diagnosis. The cervix is the section of the uterus that opens to the vagina. Changes in the cells may as well be due to presence of continual infection with some kinds of the human papillomavirus (HPV) or due to cancerous/precancerous condition. Genital PAP smear assists in early discovery, prior to any symptoms. The test is performed in a doctor’s office or hospital and the procedure might be a bit uncomfortable.
INTERPRETING GENITAL PAP (PAPANICOLAOU) SMEAR TEST RESULTS
A negative test result (outcome) means no abnormal cells have been detected.
A positive test result (outcome) suggests presence of abnormal cells which can be cancerous or precancerous.
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