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How Long Does It Take To Get Pap Smear Results
Ask the person: Who did the pap that person shoudl have told u when to expect the results by depends if there is anything wrong where u live and what lab it went to in my area 1- 10 days usually. ...Read more
Variable.: Turn around time for pap test results varies from laboratory to laboratory. In most instances, a pap test result should be available from the lab in one week (five business days). In many labs, that time is shorter. If you are frustrated, contact the provider who performed / ordered the test and ask for a copy of your report. Hope that this helps. ...Read more
How long does the cervical biopsy and pap smear results take to come out or finished.?I had one done on oct 2nd this year and I have not been given.
1-2 weeks: Pap smear results should be back after 1-2 weeks, and may take another 1-2 weeks for the doctor to find time (in between seeing other patients) to review it. A patient should be sure to meet with the doctor in person to get the results, so she can ask the doctor questions if any worries. ...Read more
Different tests: Pap test actually looks at cells under the microscope and can tell if there are abnormal cells(precancer cells). Hpv is a special test recommended only for women over 30 years of age because most hpv infections go away on their own in 80-90% of cases. It is only persistent infection for 10 to 15 years where you have to worry about the hpv infections. So you should wait to worry. Your gynecologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
<3 minutes: A pap smear is a gynecologic test used to screen women for cervical cancer. A doctor will visualize the cervix by inserting a speculum into the vagina, then will use a little brush to take a sampling of cells from in/around the cervix. The entire procedure only takes a couple of minutes. Results can sometimes take several weeks, however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 minutes: A pap smear is a test used to screen women for cervical cancer. A practitioner will visualize the cervix by inserting a speculum into the vagina, then will use a little brush to take a sampling of cells from in/around the cervix. The entire procedure only takes about 2 minutes. Results can sometimes take several weeks, however. It is not painful, just a little crampy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Did pap smear 5 weeks ago and still no result. They said another week. Could something be wrong. Why is it taking so long?
Outside lab: Many pap smears are sent out to large lab services rather than local pathologists for myriad reasons and this can result in the perceived delay you are asking about. ...Read more
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