Pap smear

A simple yet powerful screening tool that plays a vital role in detecting early signs of cervical abnormalities and potential risks for cervical cancer. By collecting a small sample of cells from the cervix, this procedure allows healthcare providers to identify any cellular changes or abnormalities that may indicate the presence of human papillomavirus (HPV) or other concerning conditions.

  • 10 minutes

    Testing Time

Recommended for:

  • Patients who are 21 years old and above
  • Patients with previous sexual intercourse
  • Patients who still have a cervix

This enables to see cells from the cervix to determine if cancer is present.

 

What are the Benefits of Pap smear?

  • Detecting early cellular changes in the cervix that could develop into cervical cancer over time. This allows for timely intervention, significantly reducing the risk of cancer progression.
  • The procedure of Pap smear CAN include testing for HPV
  • Monitor changes in cervical cells over time, enabling the identification of potential risks and timely adjustments to the patient’s care plan.
  • Pap smears have contributed significantly to the reduction in cervical cancer mortality rates by enabling early detection and intervention, thus improving patient outcomes and quality of life.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about Pap smear

Pap smears are generally not painful, but some individuals may experience slight discomfort or pressure during the procedure.

The examination typically lasts for about 5 to 10 minutes.

Patients aged 21 and above and sexually active are strongly encouraged to undergo Pap smear.

Patients should not engage in sexual contact 3 days prior the exam It is also important to take note of the first day of the recent menstrual period

Your results will be emailed to you the next day. You can also request a physical copy of your results, which you will need to pick up from our diagnostic center.