Cervical screening, or smear test, is a method of detecting abnormal (pre-cancerous) cells in the cervix to prevent cervical cancer. The cervix is the entrance to the womb from the vagina. Cervical screening is recommended every three years for women aged 21 to 49 and every five years for women aged 50 to 64 or more frequently if smear results indicate abnormal changes.
Cervical screening is not a test for cancer; it is a test to check the health of the cells of the cervix. Most women’s test results show that everything is normal, but for 1 in 20 women the test will show some abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix.
Most of these changes will not lead to cervical cancer and the cells may go back to normal on their own. However, in some cases, the abnormal cells need to be treated to prevent them becoming cancerous.
You should have the test if:
Your test will be performed by a doctor. While you lie on your back with your knees bent, the doctor or inserts an instrument called a speculum into your vagina so they can see the cervix. Then they use a brush to take a sample of cells from the cervix.
The sample is put into a tube that contains liquid and sent to a laboratory to be analyzed. Your doctor will talk to you about the results, which could indicate:
At Universal Clinic, we offer private smear test service, this includes support for a range of women’s cervical screenings and smear test services. test bookings. Our cervical screening health clinic in the heart Kuala Lumpur can provide a relaxing atmosphere for female patients and our experienced doctors are dedicated to providing a personal service to everyone visiting the clinic. If you are looking for a private smear test or cervical screening, look no further than Universal Clinic.