Papanicolaou test


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Papanicolaou test:

see Pap testPap test,
 Pap smear,
or Papanicolaou test
, medical procedure used to detect cancer of the uterine cervix (see uterus). A scraping, brushing, or smear, is taken from the surface of the vagina or cervix and is prepared on a slide and stained for
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Papanicolaou test

[‚pä·pə′nēk·ə‚lau̇ ‚test]
(pathology)
A technique for the detection of precancerous and early noninvasive cancer by the staining and examination of exfoliated cells; used especially in the diagnosis of uterine cervical and endometrial cancer. Also known as Pap test.
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At a health care level, having a regular source of health care, having had a Papanicolaou test in the past two years and HCP knowing one's sexual orientation were associated with substantially higher odds of past two-year CBE, while the belief that one's HCP is uncomfortable with one's sexual orientation was associated with slightly lower odds of past two-year CBE.
Accuracy of Papanicolaou test in screening for and follow up of cervical cytological abnormalities: a systemic review.
Social and cultural barriers to Papanicolaou test screening in an urban population.
Abbreviations: APT, anal Papanicolaou test; ASC-US, atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance; bx, biopsy; EUA, examination under anesthesia; HIV, human immunodeficiency virus; HR-HPV, high-risk human papillomavirus; HSIL, high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion; LSIL, low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion; Pap, Papanicolaou; SIL, squamous intraepithelial lesion.
"Future research should focus on overcoming the underlying factors that contribute to this mortality gap (differential follow-up for abnormal Papanicolaou test results and barriers to care after diagnosis) and on determining why black women and older women receive different and inadequate treatment for the same disease," wrote Dr.
For cultural reasons, only married women were asked how long it had been since their most recent Papanicolaou test; all women aged [greater than or equal to] 35 years were asked how long it had been since their most recent mammogram.
The Annual Papanicolaou test. Women's safety and public policy.
Statistics report that hardly one of four women in fertile age has been subject to Papanicolaou test; this proportion is lesser in rural zones.
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Five-year experience of human papillomavirus DNA and Papanicolaou test cotesting.
Impact of increasing Papanicolaou test sensitivity and compliance: a modeled cost and outcomes analysis.
After three consecutive normal annual Papanicolaou test results, cytologic screening may be done less frequently than yearly, provided the patient is considered to be at low risk for abnormalities.