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smear test

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(Medicine) med another name for Pap test

smear test

pap smear
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Noun1.smear test - a method of examining stained cells in a cervical smear for early diagnosis of uterine cancer
cervical smear, Pap smear, Papanicolaou smear - a sample of secretions and superficial cells of the uterine cervix and uterus; examined with a microscope to detect any abnormal cells
diagnostic assay, diagnostic test - an assay conducted for diagnostic purposes
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smear test

n (Brit) (Med) → Pap-test m inv, striscio (fam)
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PRIME Minister Boris Johnson's estranged wife Marina Wheeler has spoken of her cervical cancer diagnosis and encouraged women to undergo smear tests.
A POLITICIAN has called for women to make sure they book their smear tests during Cervical Screening Awareness Week.
Amy has been diagnosed with cervical cancer at an age where scheduled smear tests are only just beginning.
A Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) inquiry focused on 16 women between January 25, 2016 and February 7 last year, whose smear tests had been taken but no results had been identified.
Smear tests must be sent by a GP to the laboratory and made into slides within six weeks of the smear test date.
A CHILDMINDER is offering free childcare to mums so they can go to potentially live-saving smear tests.
"We are going to start doing it every few months throughout the year to keep ladies going to have their smear tests.
Beauty therapist Amy Evans said: "We are going to start doing it every few months throughout the year to keep ladies going to have their smear tests.
"I've done hundreds of smear tests over the years, and would encourage any patient to talk to us or ask questions if they have concerns or worries, because that's what we're here for.
"I've done hundreds, if not thousands, of smear tests during my career and afterwards, most women - especially those attending for their first time - are surprised by how quickly it's all over.
Beauty therapist Claire Hargreaves is on a mission to encourage more Dumfriesshire women to have smear tests.