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Pap smear:

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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Women who have previously failed to attend for their regular cervical smear will be contacted and provided with a self-test kit which is simply returned to the lab.
Women aged 20 to 70 should have a cervical smear test every three years.
Her public battle prompted a surge in women being screened for the disease, but now numbers of women having cervical smears in Wales are falling.
Her public battle prompted a surge in women being screened for the disease but now numbers of women having cervical smears in Wales are falling.
3 in stage I, the percentage of MN cells (0.378%) in urine smear was more than that of the cervical smear (0.175%) but in stage II MN percentage is more in cervical smear (0.552).
The SA Department of Health (DoH)'s current national screening policy, introduced in 2001, offers women a free cervical smear at 30, 40 and 50 years of age.
There are currently 32 modules available, including specific clinical procedures such as how to administer an injection, insert a nasogastric tube, venous cannulation, cervical smear and perform both male and female catheterisations.
Furthermore, three quarters of the 373 women who died from cervical cancer had not had a cervical smear in the recommended time frame.
In the period 2010 to 2011, more than 200 000 cervical smear tests were undertaken in Wales, meaning that the technology could result in a significant reduction on laboratory workloads in the country.
A WOMAN left infertile after two cervical smear tests were misdiagnosed has received a payout of more than pounds 500,000.
A WOMAN who was left infertile after two cervical smear tests were misdiagnosed has received a payout of more than pounds 500,000, her solicitor said yesterday.