What is Pap smear (Pap test)?
For the doctor to do this, a device called “speculum” (looks like a duck beak) is used to push the vaginal walls apart to visualise the cervix. A brush is used to lightly scrape cells (cervical cells) from the cervix and then the cells are looked under a microscope at a laboratory.
For women who are 21 years old or above is recommended. The recommendation differs for women having symptoms, prior abnormal screening results or immunocompromised.
For women 30 years old or above, your doctor might recommend Human papailloma virus (HPV) test as well, it is done in the same way and at the same time as the Pap smear.
Generally, at least every three years. Recommendation varies from country to country (due to different guidelines).
Yes. HPV causes cervical cancer. HPV vaccination protects you from several high-risk HPV infections but not all.
You do not need to prepare anything for a Pap test. Usually it is not done when you are heavily menstruating. Light bleeding and recent sexual activity do not affect the result.
Pap smear test is available at our clinic at $950 (all inclusive). Package includes:
- Pap smear test (performed by female doctor)
- Procedure fee
For further enquiry or appointment, please contact us.