cervical smear

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  • noun

Synonyms for cervical smear

a sample of secretions and superficial cells of the uterine cervix and uterus

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The 236% increase in colposcopy bookings far exceeded the 84% increase in cervical smears done.
AA CERVICAL smear should be performed at least once every three years to detect early changes, which could result in cancer of the cervix if not treated.
QI RECENTLY had a cervical smear which I found painful and traumatic, and which left me with a small tear.
His claims prompted outrage among health workers at a time when the Government is trying to urge more people to have cervical smear tests and breast screening.
A total of 108 542 cervical smears were processed in the NHLS Cytopathology Laboratory at GSH over the study period.
A BOGUS nurse who gave almost 2,000 patients cervical smears and vaccinations she was not qualified to carry out was yesterday spared jail.
They have a key role in screening cervical smears, identifying viruses and diseases and monitoring the effects of medical treatments.
It has provided mobile free wellness clinics in the Auckland region, with services including cervical smears, breast checks, screening for sexually transmitted infections and general advice on women's health issues.
More than 1400 people seen by her, including women who had cervical smears and adults and children who had routine and travel vaccinations, are being contacted by health officials.
In the US, HPV testing as an adjunct to cervical smears for cervical screening has been approved by the FDA.
A study carried out by American and British researchers on about 47,000 women appeared to show that the new cobas 4800 HPV test improved the detection of pre-cancerous cells in women whose cervical smears tested normal.
In this subgroup of disease-free women we have then tested the cervical smears of all the women who first started to smoke following study entry for p16 methylation, and compared them to women who were never smokers.
AN OVERHAUL of cervical smears across the Midlands is set to save more lives and will mean fewer repeat tests for women.
The study aimed at investigating the diagnostic importance of AgNOR counts in the cervical smears in the process of cervical carcinogenesis and also discriminating the different grades of squamous infra epithelial lesions of cervix (SIL).
Currently, regular screening by having cervical smears is the best way to reduce the risk of developing cervical cancer.