Cervical Screening

Cervical Screening

Some of the following information has been obtained from the National Cervical Screening programme. Should you require any further information regarding your smear test, please visit www.cervicalcheck.ie as the site provides a wealth of information.

Your smear test can be carried out by either your Doctor or Practice Nurse. It is recommended that you attend for smear when you are mid-cycle. Mid-cycle is generally 10-14 days after your menses/period.

Your smear test results take approximately 4-5 weeks; you will receive a phone call to inform you of the results. Should you need to discuss any abnormal smears results, you may attend the nurse free of charge.

You can book your smear test by phone at 01 452 1907, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., in person at reception or by simply filling out the contact form below. It is advisable to bring your letter from Cervical Check with you and if have not received a letter then please call the following free phone number 1800 454555.

 

WHAT IS CERVICAL SCREENING?

Cervical screening tests women for changes in the cells of the cervix (neck of the womb) by a smear test.

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WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF CERVICAL SCREENING?

A smear test (sometimes called a pap test) can detect changes in the cells of the cervix (neck of the womb). The earlier abnormal cell changes are found, the easier they are to treat.

 

IS CERVICAL SCREENING EFFECTIVE?

Cervical screening is internationally accepted as a preventative health measure. While it is recognised that no screening test is 100% accurate, cervical screening is the most effective method of reducing a woman’s risk of developing cervical cancer.