Smear Tests in Wakefield and Leeds
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A smear test or cervical screening test is used to detect abnormal cells in your cervix (the entrance to your womb).
Regular screening monitors changes in the cells. All women between the ages of 24 and 64 are invited for regular screening*.
What happens during a cervical smear?
A cervical smear tests takes about five minutes. A speculum is inserted in your vagina to gently hold it open. A Doctor/Nurse will use a small brush to take a sample of some cells on your cervix. The sample will be sent to a laboratory for examination under a microscope.
We use liquid based cytology for cervical smear tests. This has several advantages over the traditional smear test as there is a reduction in inadequate rates (insufficient material to analyse accurately) – a considerable benefit in reducing the need for repeat smears. In addition to this, all smears are double-read in our laboratory.
About 1 out of 20 test show mild changes*. Don’t worry – abnormal results rarely mean cancer has developed. Our Specialist team understand your concerns around receiving an abnormal result. They will conduct a thorough examination and advise you if any followup procedures are needed.
*Source NHS Choices
A minimum of 72 hours is required to reschedule, 7 days to cancle an appointment. Please see our T’s & C’s for full details.
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