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Our receptionists will book a double appointment (20 minutes) for a smear test though the actual test will usually take around five to ten minutes to carry out.  An instrument called a speculum will be gently inserted into your vagina to hold the walls of your vagina open so that your cervix is visible. A small brush-like instrument will be used to take some cells from the surface of your cervix.

The sample of cervical cells will then be sent to a laboratory and examined under a microscope to see whether there are any abnormal cells.

To find out more about cervical screening visit the NHS Choices website

 
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