A smear test should take no more than ten minutes, start to finish.
- Going through a few questions.
So, the actual procedure is normally under a minute to do!
Everything you need to know about cervical screening:
- Cervical screening, or the “smear test”, is a routine health check that identifies potentially harmful cells and changes on the cervix.
- Cervical screening is not a test for cancer but catching any changes early can reduce your risk of developing cervical cancer.
- Cervical cancer kills two women every day. Regular screenings can help reduce that number, which is why it’s so important you attend your screening when invited.
Although we are unable to offer you an appointment to have your smear test carried out due to COVID-19 we will post regular updates on our website once clinic dates have been set up.
When things settle down and begin to return to normal we would really like you to make an appointment to come and see us if you are due to have a smear test.