We scan vaginal and/or cervical smear sample taken by our gynecologist for the presence of cancerous or potentially pre-cancerous cells.
During the course of sampling the topmost and most easily removable layer of cells are taken from the outer opening of the cervix.
The test may also detect infections of the vagina or uterus. Annual scanning is recommended for sexually active women over the age of 18.
Results are evaluated on the 5 grade Pap test scale:
P0: inconclusive sample
P1: immature cells, negative result
P2: mature cells, negative result
P3: inflammatory or possibly tumid cells
P4: suspected cancer