Pap smear


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Pap smear

 (păp)
n.
A test for cancer, especially of the female genital tract, in which a smear of exfoliated cells is specially stained and examined under a microscope for pathological changes. Also called Pap test.

[After George Papanicolaou (1883-1962), Greek-born American pathologist and cytologist.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Pap smear - a sample of secretions and superficial cells of the uterine cervix and uterus; examined with a microscope to detect any abnormal cells
cytologic smear, cytosmear, smear - a thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope
Pap test, Papanicolaou test, smear test - a method of examining stained cells in a cervical smear for early diagnosis of uterine cancer
Translations
výtěr z děložního hrdla
smear-test
papa-koe
papa test
塗沫検査
도말 표본 검사
cellprov
การตรวจภายใน
xét nghiệm phết tế bào cổ tử cung

Pap smear

[ˈpæpˌsmɪəʳ] Pap test [ˈpæpˌtest] Nfrotis m (cervical)

Pap smear

, Pap test
n (esp US Med: = cervical smear) → Pap-Test m

Pap smear

فَحْصُ عُنْقِ الرَّحْم výtěr z děložního hrdla smear-test Abstrich τεστ Παπανικολάου citología papa-koe frottis papa test Pap test 塗沫検査 도말 표본 검사 uitstrijkje celleprøve wymaz papanicolau мазок со слизистой оболочки шейки матки cellprov การตรวจภายใน Pap smear testi xét nghiệm phết tế bào cổ tử cung 宫颈涂片检查

Pap smear

V. smear.
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They found that women had a higher chance of being screened for chlamydia, which if left undiagnosed can cause pain and infertility, before the Pap smear guideline changed.
As Head of Undergraduate Education in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Cape Town, SA, I was approached by a group of volunteer students asking for Pap smear training.
However in the past few decades, mortality from cervical cancer has significantly decreased in developed countries due to widely use of Pap smear test.
com), " Cervical Cancer Diagnostic Tests (Pap Smear, Colposcopy and ECC Procedures) Market - Global Industry Analysis by Test Type and Age Group, Market Size, Share and Forecast, 2012 - 2018 ," the global Pap smear test market was valued at USD 28.
Summary: The next time you visit your gynaecologist for a pap smear, make sure to ask for a separate Human Papillomavirus (HPV) testing, advised a specialist.
Women were assigned to one of two interventions: to self-collect vaginal samples at home for HPV testing, or to have a Pap smear at a local clinic.
0%) reported having had a pap smear within three years than white women (87.
The guidelines state that women should not have their first Pap smear before age 21, and that women aged 21-29 years can have Pap smears every 2 years.
While the annual Pap smear is been "remarkably effective" according to gynecologists who use it, the new test might afford women older than 30 to have the DNA test once every three, five, or even 10 years (depending on which expert is asked).
A cross-sectional study of 385 HIV-positive women in Bangkok found that the only significant predictors of Pap smear abnormalities were a CD4+ count <200 and low income of <US$125 per month.
In a Pap smear, cells scraped from the cervix are analyzed under a microscope for physical abnormalities.
Department of Health and Human Services, over 14 percent of American women age 18-64 have not had a Pap smear in the past three years.