PAP Smears

PAP smears

  • With a doctor
    Price dependent on length of consultation.

Pap smears are designed as a screening test for cervical precancerous conditions. They do not detect uterine or ovarian cancers. As the Pap smear is a screening test and like many tests, the Pap smear is not 100 percent accurate. However regular Pap smears every two years can help prevent up to 90% of the most common type of cervical cancer.

How is a Pap smear performed?

The pap smear is a simple procedure that can be performed by your doctor or specially trained nurse. An instrument called a speculum is inserted into your vagina, allowing your cervix to be clearly seen. A small soft brush is then used to collect a cell sample that is sent to the laboratory for analysis. You may experience a brief minor amount of discomfort during the test. You should receive the results in one week.

Because the presence of blood can make the interpretation of the test more difficult the test not be performed while menstruating.


If you need a doctor urgently outside of our opening hours please call Byron District Hospital on 6639 9400.

For emergencies call 000 for an ambulance.

Urgent Care Clinic

On the day appointments are available by calling the surgery from 8am onwards until slots are filled. We recommend calling early to secure an appointment.

Opening Hours

Medical Centre
Monday – Friday: 8.30 – 17.00
Saturday: 8.30 – 11.30

Allied Health
Monday – Friday: 8.30 – 17.00
Saturday: 8.30 – 11.30