Test Overview – A Pap test is a screening exam used to check for cervical cancer in women. Cells from the cervix (along the lining of the uterus) are scraped for screening. Women may be required to go for a screening every 3-5 years based on their medical history.

When is it recommended? – Anytime

Diagnostic ailment – Cervical cancer

Significance – This test checks for the presence of cancerous cells on the cervix.

What does the test result mean? – The result of this test can be either normal or abnormal.

A normal result or negative results reveals that you are free of the cancerous cells. However, an abnormal reading or positive reading may mean various things and isn’t always an indicator of cancer. Your doctor will be able to analyse your report based on your medical history.

Special Instructions – As per doctor’s discretion.