If you are aged between 25 and 64, you will automatically receive an invitation to have a Cervical Smear. After your first cervical screen, you will receive invitations every three years between the ages of 25 and 49. You will then be invited every five years between the ages of 50 and 64.
- Cervical screening is not a test for diagnosing cervical cancer. It is a test to check the health of the cervix, which is the lower part of the womb (often called the neck of the womb).
- For many women the test results show that everything is fine.
- But for one in 20 women, the test shows changes in cells that can be caused by many things.
- Most of these changes will not lead to cervical cancer.
Please telephone between 2pm and 4pm for results. Most cervical smear results are available after 6 weeks. We will contact you if the test s abnormal. We will not contact you with normal results.