- Pre-cancerous Cells
- Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia (CIN)
- Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion System (SIL)
- LGSIL, CIN 1
- HGSIL, CIN 2 or 3
- Atypical Glandular Cells (AGC)Pap IG (Image Guided)
Pap Tests included at No-Cost to Member:
- Pap IG (Image Guided)
- Pap IG, Ct-Ng
- Pap IG, Ct-Ng, HPV-hr
- Pap IG, Ct-Ng, rfx HPV all
- Pap IG, Ct-Ng, rfx HPV ASCU
- Pap IG, HPV-h+lr
- Pap IG, HPV-hr
- Pap IG, rfx HPV all pth
- Pap IG, rfx HPV ASCU
- Pap IG, rfx HPV ASCU,16/18
- PapIG, rfxHPVall, 16/18
The Pap Test, also known as a Pap Smear, Cervical Smear or Smear Test, is a method of cervical screening for the early detection of potentially pre-cancerous and cancerous changes in the cervix (called cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) or cervical dysplasia; the squamous intraepithelial lesion system (SIL) is also used to describe abnormalities), which are caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted DNA virus. Cervical Cancer is preventable in most cases if screening tests are conducted in early stages.
Most women with unclear or abnormal Pap Tests do not have cancer. But most women may have abnormal cells that need to be treated so that they do not turn into cancer in the future. The test is conducted by collecting cells at the outer opening of the cervix at the transformation zone (where the outer squamous cervical cells meet the inner glandular endocervical cells) to look for abnormalities.
The results of your PAP Test are normally available in one to two weeks.