The Cervical smear test is a screening test that is offered to all women between the ages of 25-65 years. Depending on your age the test is recommended every 3-5 years. We actively encourage all women to attend for screening as evidence shows the test to be an extremely effective way of detecting any abnormal cervical cells. Regular screening can identify early changes in the cells, which can sometimes precede cervical cancer. The test can be carried out at any time between periods and the laboratory will notify you of the result through the post. If you have any concerns or are worried about having the test done, our nurses are always happy to discuss it further with you in the privacy of the treatment room.