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Surepath Pap Smear
Surepath Pap is also known as Surepath Pap smear. Surepath pap smears are a liquid based technology to perform pap smears instead of using a glass slide in the office. The advantage is that they are usually easier to read and the liquid can be used for hpv testing ...Read more
Recently found bill for gf with tests: trachomatis, neisseria, trichomonas, pathologist review, surepath pap. I think she's cheatin. R these routine?
Trust but clarify: These are routine tests. If you are paying out of pocket, it comes as a shock! ask your doctor to inform you about the reasons for these tests. If you know what the tests are for, you can decline what you think are not necessary. This will help you develop a trusting relationship with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Screen for cancer: Named for its discoverer george papanicolaou, cells from the cervix of the uterus are smeared onto a glass slide, stained, and examined under the microscope for cancer or precancer ("dysplasia"; "intraepithelial lesion"). This enables detection of the vast majority of cervical cancers -- once the greatest cancer killer of young women -- while still easy to cure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A warning: Women with cells that have certain abnormal appearances are much more likely to develop cancer of the cervix or nearby structures. If the area with the cells can be found and removed before it turns cancerous, a life has likely been saved. Before pap smears, cancer of the cervix was a horribly common scourge of young women, as it still is in the poor nations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pap every 3 years: Maybe you're thinking about the hpv cervical dna test that's done the same time as your pap smear. If your hpv test is negative, your pap smears have been normal, and you don't have new partners, then your next pap smear is due in 3 years because you don't need to be screened for cervical cancer as often. It's not a substitute though. We just have better ways to screen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age 21: New recommendations are that women start pap tests at age 21 and they should continue every three years during your 20s as long as they are normal. Lots of research has been done on this topic. No pap test should be done prior to age 21 because of the high likelihood of spontaneous clearance of hpv in adolescents and to avoid unnecessary surgeries for transient cervical dysplasia in young women. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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