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How long does pap test takes about?

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Dr. Beverly Drucker
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: One minute

A pap test is done as part of a routine gynecologic exam. The exam takes longer, but once the doctor is doing a vaginal exam the pap portion takes less than a minute, which involves just a gentle scraping of the inside of the cervix.
It can sometimes take a few days to get the results however because it needs to be sent to a pathologist, who will read it and then report back.

In brief: One minute

A pap test is done as part of a routine gynecologic exam. The exam takes longer, but once the doctor is doing a vaginal exam the pap portion takes less than a minute, which involves just a gentle scraping of the inside of the cervix.
It can sometimes take a few days to get the results however because it needs to be sent to a pathologist, who will read it and then report back.
Dr. Beverly Drucker
Dr. Beverly Drucker
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Dr. Anne Rosenberg
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: 3 minutes

It only takes a few minutes to actually obtain the swab of material needed for a pap smear but it will take several days to week to have the material analyzed by the lab.

In brief: 3 minutes

It only takes a few minutes to actually obtain the swab of material needed for a pap smear but it will take several days to week to have the material analyzed by the lab.
Dr. Anne Rosenberg
Dr. Anne Rosenberg
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