What do they test for during a pap smear?

Answer A pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer. A doctor will take scrapings of the cells of the cervix and send them to a lab for microscopic examination. Doctors generally recommend that wom... Read More »

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When they take your blood during your first appointment and after a pap smear to confirm the pregnancy is there a certain point they would test for STI's in your blood?

Answer The blood tests and the smear will both show STIs and if you weren't told this when they were done you should find another health care provider as as far as I am aware doing these tests wit... Read More »

What Is the Small Black Box Used During a Pap Smear?

A Pap test, also known as a Pap smear, is a test for women to check for cervical cell changes. These changes may be benign or may lead to cervical cancer. For this reason, it is important that wome... Read More »

What do pap smear test abnormalities mean?

A pap test, also known as a pap smear, is done to test the cells in a woman's cervix for the presence of cancer or abnormalities that could lead to cancer. However, not all abnormalities mean they ... Read More »

Is a pap smear effective during menses?

According to Health Services at Columbia University, pap smears can be done during menstruation, however, menstrual fluid can obscure your results, making it more difficult for lab technicians to s... Read More »