Pap and HPV test
A Pap test and HPV test are procedures used to help detect cancerous cells in
the cervix. During the procedure, the gynecologist introduces a spatula or swab
to take a small sample of cells from the cervix. The collected sample is sent to
a lab for testing.
Similar to a Pap and HPV test, colposcopy is another test used to help diagnose
cancerous cells in the cervix. During this test, the gynecologist places a
colposcope to see into the cervix and locate abnormal cells. If anything unusual
is found, a small sample will be collected to send it to testing.