These are advised for women aged (25 – 65) in order to identify cell changes which could possibly lead to cancer of the cervix. A recall (by post) scheme is administered by the local Primary Care Trust and is based on current recommendations for women without previous abnormalities.
The recommendations are:-
Every three years from age 25 - 49 and every five years from age 50 – 64
Please book an appointment with the practice nurse.
You should not be bleeding at the time of the test so please phone when your period starts to make an appointment for two weeks later. Results will be sent to you within six weeks.