Cervical Screening Tests

Please inform the receptionist when you make your appointment that you will be having a smear test.

Smears are recommended every three years from the age of 25 until the age of 50, then every 5 years, until the age of 65, except when you have had a hysterectomy or when there is an abnormality requiring more frequent smears.

You will receive an invitation by computer typed letter.

However, you need not wait for the invitation before making your appointment.

Smears are not necessary after the age of 65 as long as you have had two normal smears in 10 years.