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About Cervical Screening Tests

If you are between the ages of 25 and 74 and have ever been sexually active, you should have a Cervical Screening Test every five years. The Cervical Screening Test replaces the pap smear. Cervical screening is a simple test to check the health of your cervix and also checks for human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, which can cause abnormal cell changes and may develop into cancer. The test detects whether or not HPV is present and if so what type of HPV it is.

The new test is expected to protect up to 30% more women from cervical cancer. Even if you have had the HPV vaccination you should still have cervical screening. This vaccination does not protect against all types of HPV that cause cancer.

For more information see the following:

Need to book an appointment?

If you wish to make an appointment for a Cervical Screening Test, please see the Women's health services for a list of providers.

Reminder notices

You will be automatically reminded when your Cervical Screening Test is due. For more information on this service, see the Cervical Screening Test frequently asked questions.

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