What is a Pap Smear?

A pap smear is a procedure in which a small brush or spatula is used to gently remove cells from the cervix so they can be checked under a microscope for cervical cancer or cell changes that may lead to cervical cancer. A Pap smear may also help find other conditions, such as infections or inflammation. It is sometimes done at the same time as a pelvic exam and may also be done at the same time as a test for certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV). Also called Pap test and Papanicolaou test.

Important to Remember

  • When you have done a Pap Smear, you need to come back for your test results.
  • Do the necessary follow up and seek advice.
  • You can come after 4 days for your results of your Pap Smear.