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Pap smear: A pap smear is a routine gynecological exam in which a doctor scrapes tissue/cells from a woman's cervix; the tissue is examined under a microscope to document any abnormal cells, such as cancerous or precancerous cells.
Other names for Pap smear include:
These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Pap smear:
Pap smear: A procedure in which cells are scraped from the cervix for examination under a microscope. It is used to detect cancer and changes that may lead to cancer. A Pap smear can also show noncancerous conditions, such as infection or inflammation. Also called a Pap test.
Source: National Institute of Health
Pap smear: A test that allow early diagnosis of cervical caner by microscopically examining samples of cells obtained from the cervix. Also called a papanicolaou test.
Disease or Condition count: 5; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Pap smear' may be involved.
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