5 doctors weighed in:
When someone gets tested for cervical cancer.. Is pap a screen or diagnostic test?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Screening test
Pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer.
If your papmsear is abnormal then further evaluation would be needed to establish a diagnosis.

In brief: Screening test
Pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer.
If your papmsear is abnormal then further evaluation would be needed to establish a diagnosis.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Thank
Dr. Allen Meek
Radiology
In brief: Screen
A pap smear is a screening test which if abnormal is followed up by a more specific diagnostic test.

In brief: Screen
A pap smear is a screening test which if abnormal is followed up by a more specific diagnostic test.
Dr. Allen Meek
Dr. Allen Meek
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
162K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors