How much does a Pap smear cost in Malaysia?
The doctor then uses a swab to collect a sample to detect any cellular changes on the wall of the cervix. A pap smear costs between RM40 and RM80 but many women shy away from it because they find it embarrassing and inconvenient.
What is the cost of Pap smear test?
Charges for a Pap smear test could be anywhere between Rs. 200 – Rs. 1500, depending upon in which area of the country the test is being performed.
Where can Pap smear be done?
All gynaecologists and most general practitioners (GPs) and clinics do Pap Smears. You may feel more comfortable with a female doctor, and that’s perfectly fine, too!
Do you have to book for a Pap smear?
You can book an appointment with us to have your Cervical Screening Test or to find out more about the test. You can also visit our doctors and nurses to discuss any other reproductive and sexual health concerns or questions you may have.
How long does a Pap smear result take?
Pap test results generally depend upon the lab that examines the sample. Some labs only take three days to process the results, while others may need a week or two.
How much is HPV test in Malaysia?
Although HPV DNA-based test is expensive (about RM 91.50- RM183 while Pap smear costs about RM 14.16 per test), it has higher sensitivity than Pap smear.
Is Pap smear painful?
The Pap smear shouldn’t hurt, but it might be uncomfortable. The good news is, it’s over quickly.
How do I know if my Pap smear is normal?
Normal. If your pap smear is normal, your result will say negative for intraepithelial lesion or malignancy. Normal cells need to be seen in order to make this diagnosis. Your doctor will schedule the next routine Pap test according to the local guidelines.
Can I do Pap smear at Dischem?
The Dis-Chem Wellness Clinic and Lancet Laboratories are offering pap smear testing at a discounted rate of R130. Get tested today!
What should you not do before a Pap smear?
Avoid intercourse, douching, or using any vaginal medicines or spermicidal foams, creams or jellies for two days before having a Pap smear, as these may wash away or obscure abnormal cells. Try not to schedule a Pap smear during your menstrual period. It’s best to avoid this time of your cycle, if possible.
What age should you get a Pap smear?
Women should start Pap smear screening at age 21. Between the ages of 21-29, women whose Pap smears are normal only need it repeated every three years. Women ages 30 and over should have testing for the human papillomavirus (HPV) with their Pap smear. HPV is the cause of cervical cancer.
What do I need to know before a Pap smear?
How To Prepare For a Pap Smear?
- Avoid sexual intercourse at least two days before the test.
- Make sure not to use any vaginal medicines, douches, foams, creams, or gels two days before your Pap smear test since they can wash away any abnormal cells or obscure the test results.
How do I schedule my first Pap smear?
You schedule your first pap smear at age 18. The examination should take place during the midst of your cycle to avoid bleeding during the exam. If it makes you feel more comfortable, bring your mother or other trusted friend to the appointment.
Can you do a smear test yourself?
“It’s an intimate procedure and a variety of barriers can stop people from attending, even though it can be a life-saving test. This simple and convenient swab means it can be done in the privacy and comfort of your own home.