Why It Is Done
A Pap test is done to look for changes in the cells of the Reference cervix Opens New Window. Finding these changes and treating them when needed will greatly lower your chance of getting cervical cancer.
A Pap test is usually done as part of a woman's regular pelvic exam. For more information, see the topic Reference Pelvic Examination.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference May 4, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology