FAQ 15

My cervical screening test result came back as inadequate. Why do I have to wait three months before repeating the test?

This is because the evidence1 shows that the epithelium (lining) of the cervix needs at least three months to regenerate after a screening test.

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[1] European guidelines for the quality assurance in cervical cancer screening: recommendations for clinical management of abnormal cervical cytology, part 1 Cytopathology 2008, 19, 342-354