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Cervical screening information

  • What happens at a cervical screening test appointment

    A cervical screening test (formerly smear test) is a simple procedure. Learn more about how cervical screening is done and what happens at your appointment

  • Booking a cervical screening test

    Book your cervical screening test with a GP or clinic registered with CervicalCheck. Find out what to do when you get a cervical screening invitation letter

  • What cervical screening is

    Cervical screening checks the health of your cervix by first looking for a HPV infection. It's not a test for cancer, it's a test to help prevent cancer developing.

  • Why cervical screening is important

    Cervical screening is one of the best ways to protect yourself from cervical cancer. But it has its limitations. Read about the benefits and limitations

  • When you should have cervical screening

    If you are aged 25 to 65, you should have a cervical screening test (formerly smear test) when it is due. Find out who is invited for cervical screening and when

  • Your cervical screening results

    Information on your cervical screening results, what they mean and why sometimes there are false positive and false negative results