A Pap test is taken by collecting cells from the surface of the cervix and using a small soft brush to collect cells from the small canal that goes from the cervix into the uterus. These cells are evaluated under a microscope by an expert for abnormal cells. An annual physical exam and Pap test are by far the best means of protecting yourself against the development of dysplasia associated with HPV infections.
Our clinicians do colposcopy and LEEP as indicated for women who have had abnormal pap tests. Call Women's Clinic at 206-616-5259 to schedule these appointments.
A Pap test does NOT screen for STDs other then HPV.