What Is A Pap Smear?
A Pap test is a screening for cervical cancer. It collects cells from your cervix, which are then sent to a laboratory for testing. It is a standard gynecological procedure that examines your cervix for changes or abnormalities. It can also detect infections and human papillomavirus (HPV).
How Often Should I Get A Pap Smear?
Regular Pap tests detect problems quickly and rule out mistakes made by false-positive and false-negative results. A Pap test is recommended every year for women over the age of 21 and slightly less frequently for women over 30.
What Our Patients Have To Say
“OB-GYN visits can be filled with anxiety at times. After first bringing my daughter to this place I realized we have found the best service you can get when it comes to women’s health. They are very discreet, super clean, with plenty of room, and deliver great and professional service. Also, Robin (NP) made my daughter feel very comfortable prior to examination. My daughter said she wouldn’t be as nervous had she known it was going to be this easy! With my visitation the Kristan (NP) was very thorough going over some of my concerns, and they were able to make a same day appointment for a mammogram, in order to save me time. If I could rate 10 stars I would.” -Mirian D.
Why Choose Craig Ranch OB/GYN For Your Pap Smear?
We strive to detect cervical cancer as early and as accurately as possible with the use of PapSure®. PapSure is the only in-office direct visual screening exam, approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for all women. It is a visual exam, performed by your physician, in addition to your Pap Test.
What Are The Benefits Of A Pap Smear?
PapSure reduces the amount of false results by using Speculite®, a bright light technology that illuminates the vagina and helps the doctor visually identify any abnormalities. The cells are examined under a blue light which will cause any irregular cells to appear white. Results are rapid and provide extra confidence to the Pap test results.