A Pap smear is used to look for changes in the cells of your cervix that could become cancerous in the future. The OB/GYNs at Hirsch & Russell M.D.s, PC, in Manhattan’s Upper East Side are dedicated to helping women with their reproductive health. It’s important to have a Pap smear regularly, so call the clinic today or book an appointment online.
A pap smear is a procedure to test for cervical cancer. It involves taking a sample of cells from the opening of the cervix, which is at the top of your vagina. This sample is sent to the lab to be evaluated. If the pap test shows any abnormalities, further diagnostic testing, including HPV typing and colposcopy is recommended.
A pap smear provides patients the opportunity to detect cervical cancer early and take preventative measures to maximize the likelihood of a cure. It is typically done, during a pelvic exam and is sometimes may be combined with a test for human papillomavirus (HPV).