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Pap test

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Papanicolaou test
Pap smear
Cervical cancer screening - Pap test
Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia - Pap
CIN - Pap
Precancerous changes of the cervix - Pap
Cervical cancer - Pap
Squamous intraepithelial lesion - Pap
LSIL - Pap
HSIL - Pap
Low-grade Pap
High-grade Pap
Carcinoma in situ - Pap
CIS - Pap
Atypical glandular cells - Pap
AGUS - Pap
Atypical squamous cells - Pap
HPV - Pap
Human papilloma virus - Pap cervix - Pap
Colposcopy - Pap
Cervical cytology

The Pap test mainly checks for changes that may turn into cervical cancer. Cells scraped from the opening of the cervix are examined under a microscope. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb) that opens at the top of the vagina. This test is sometimes called a Pap "smear" or "cervical cytology. "

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