Cervical Screening

Cervical screening (smear test) is a quick test to check your cervix (neck of the womb) for the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). HPV is a common virus that can cause

Cervical Screening

Cervical screening (smear test) is a quick test to check your cervix (neck of the womb) for the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).

HPV is a common virus that can cause many different types of cancer. HPV causes 99% of all cervical cancers. Your sample is checked for HPV that can cause cell changes.

Having both the HPV vaccination and cervical screening will dramatically reduce the number of people with cervical cancer in Scotland.

The uptake rate for cervical screening was 69.3% with just over one million eligible women having participated in the screening period as at 31st March 2021. Uptake has declined in recent years. Uptake increased with age from 55% for ages 25 to 29 to a peak of 79% in those 50 to 54 years, before reducing in the oldest invited age groups.

Please click the link below for more information

https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/screening/cervical/cervical-screening-smear-test#:~:text=Cervical%20screening%20is%20routinely%20offered,you’re%2070%20years%20old.

If you have not had a smear in over 5 years, Please get in touch to make an appointment

View of smear test result