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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.
This is why it is so important for you to have regular cervical smear tests.
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.
378%) in urine smear was more than that of the cervical smear (0.
However, all women who present with HIV-positive test results and/or gynaecological symptoms are offered a conventional cervical smear.
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.
The product, for which the company issued the CE mark of conformity, is currently positioned at as an adjunct diagnostic test towards identifying cervical cancer in cytological specimens obtained from females undergoing cervical smear examinations by the standard methods.
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.
Matejka Rebolj and colleagues looked at the incidence of cervical cancer after several negative cervical smear tests at different ages.