Cytological examination

You are welcome to make your cervical screening appointment in our Clinic.

A cytological examination, colloquially called “cytology”, is a screening test for cervical cancer. It enables early detection of precancerous conditions of the cervix. The test involves microscopic evaluation of cytological smears sampled from the ectocervix and the endocervical canal. The procedure does not cause pain.

The test can be done under the SIMP ( Program of Early Detection of Cervical Cancer) or as a self-paid diagnostic service ( Monday – Friday from 2pm to 7pm and during selected morning hours ).

Participation criteria for the Cervical Cancer Prevention Program:

  • aged 25 to 59 years
  • insured
  • no cytological tests recorded in the past 3 years
  • written recommendation to repeat the test in 12 months

Cytological examinations are carried out by doctors and midwives during gynecological or consultation visits.

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1How to prepare for a cytological test?

  • The test can be done 2 days after the last day of your menstruation.
  • Avoid douching or using vaginal medications, washes, sprays or tampons at least 4 days before the test.
  • If vaginal infection symptoms occur, the test will be done after effective treatment of the inflammatory condition.
  • Abstain from a sexual intercourse at least 24 hours before the scheduled procedure.
  • Avoid gynecological or ultrasound examinations which involve the use of a transvaginal probe at least 24 hours before the test.
  • Necessary information acquired from your medical history include: the date of your last menstruation, the length of your menstrual cycle, childbirths, miscarriages, operations, treatment of the reproductive organ lesions, medications taken (including hormonal drugs) and the results of previous cytological tests.

Your cytological test results are available in the Registration and Admissions area of the Clinic.