Advanced Ob/GYN Blog

What is a Pap smear? How do I know if I need a Pap smear?

The Papanicolaou test, which is more commonly referred to as the Pap smear, is a screening test used to detect potentially pre-cancerous and cancerous processes of the cervix.  Women should follow a schedule of regular Pap smears beginning at age 21.  At Advanced OB/GYN, we will advise you on the appropriate screening schedule based on your age and results of prior Pap smears.