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Cervical Smear & HPV Testing



This appointment is suitable for anyone who wants to have a cervical smear and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) test. The service is designed to provide thorough care and support throughout the entire process.

During your appointment, we cover:


  • Discuss any previous issues, worries, and your medical history.

  • Address any concerns and provide information on what to expect during the procedure.

Physical Examination:

  • A physical examination will be performed.


  • The procedure itself is relatively quick and simple. You’ll be asked to undress from the waist down and lie on an examination table, usually with your feet in stirrups.

  • The healthcare provider will gently insert a speculum into your vagina to hold it open. Then, they'll use a special tool to collect cells from your cervix. This might cause slight discomfort or pressure, but it shouldn’t be painful.

Sample Collection:

  • The healthcare provider will collect cells from your cervix using a small brush or spatula. The cells will then be placed into a special liquid solution or onto a glass slide, depending on the laboratory's protocol.

HPV Test:

  • HPV is a common sexually transmitted infection that can lead to cervical cancer. Testing for it along with the Pap smear helps to identify women at risk.


  • After the procedure, you can usually resume your normal activities right away. You might experience some spotting or mild cramping, but this typically goes away quickly.

  • Aftercare support is available if necessary.


  • Your results will be delivered by a practitioner.

  • Depending on your results, you will be advised on any necessary follow-up steps. If your results are normal, it is likely you will be advised to return for routine screening in a few years. If there are abnormalities in your results, your provider will discuss further testing or treatment options with you.

Please allow up to an hour for the smear test.

Overall, while it’s natural to feel a bit anxious about these tests, they’re important for detecting cervical cancer and other abnormalities early when they’re most treatable. Our aim is to provide a comfortable and supportive environment to help you maintain your health and wellbeing.

Book your appointment today and take an important step towards proactive health care.

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Please refer to our health fact sheets for more information


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