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Pap Smear Test Overview

PAP smear test performed for the detection of cervical cancer in women. It also detects early precencerous changes in the cells and hence with timely intervention progression to cancer can be prevented. The cells are collected from the cervix (lower end of vagina). Early detection helps in better diagnosis and prognosis. It is recommended between 25 years of age up to 65 years. As per (ACS/ASCCP/ASCP) tests should be done every 3 years. The frequency depends on the previous gynaecological history, risk factors and the tests undertaken.  

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Summary Price Of Pap Smear Test

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The cost of Pap Smear Test in India varies as per the city in India.

The average price of Pap Smear Test ranges from ₹200 to ₹1000.

The price for the test in the following cities is:

  • Chennai: ₹750
  • Delhi: ₹700
  • Mumbai: ₹860
  • Pune: ₹750

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Frequently Asked Questions

Pap smear test is done for detection of cervical cancer and early cancerous changes in the cervix. It also additionally detects any infections of cervix. The test is usually done between 25 to 65 years every three or five years as per the doctor's recommendation. It may be done as a routine test along with the pelvic exam or is also done in certain high risk cases. It is often combined with HPV (Human papilloma virus ) testing which is more effective in detecting early changes of cancer since HPV infection is one of the major risk factor linked to cervical cancer. Other risk factor include:

  • History of previous cervical infection or precancerous cells in previous exam.
  • History of sexually transmitted infections like HIV.
  • Weakened immunity such as auto-immune disorder or previous organ transplant.
  • Exposure to DES (Diethylstilbestrol) prior to birth.

Pap smear test measures the amount of precancerous cells in the cervix (lower end of the vagina).

Pap smear test is usually performed at the doctor's clinic. A speculum is inserted into the vagina for a cervical examination, and using a spatula or soft brush the cervical cells are collected. 

Mostly in general population with low risk factors the test is negative. Normal or negative result rules out risk for cervical cancer. Next screening may be recommended after 3-5 years depending on your age and clinical history. In cases of infections and mild abnormal changes, strict vigilance, proper infection control and follow up after 3-5 years is required as changes tend to regress spontaneously. Major or severe abnormalities have increased risk of cancer progression and require early and timely intervention. Regular Pap smear test thus helps in early diagnosis and better prognosis.

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