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Pap smear

Pap smear

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.

Pap smear: Other Names

Other names for Pap smear include:

Diseases Associated with Pap smear

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Pap smear:

Descriptions of 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

Basic Information: Pap smear

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.

Diseases and Conditions that List Pap smear as a Diagnostic Test

The following list of conditions have 'Pap smear' or similar listed as a medical diagnostic test in our database:

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