Can I do my own Pap smear at home?
Women will be provided an at-home HPV screening kit that includes a tiny brush to swab the vagina to collect cells and a specimen container to mail the swab back to the testing facility. The study, which will be run by the NCI, will assess if the at-home test is comparable to a screening performed in a doctor’s office.
How much is Pap smear in Nigeria?
Cost of Pap Smear Test in Nigeria On the average, cost of complete pap test vary between N3,500 – N8,000 depending on the factors already stated above. Usually, this test is more expensive in private facilities compared to federal institutions.
What equipment is used for a Pap smear?
For the Pap smear, your provider will use a plastic or metal instrument called a speculum to open the vagina, so the cervix can be seen. Your provider will then use a soft brush or plastic spatula to collect cells from the cervix.
What is the difference between Pap smear and ThinPrep?
In the traditional Pap test, cell samples are obtained from the vagina, cervix, and cervical canal and spread on a glass slide. In the ThinPrep Pap test, cell samples are collected using a special brush that is immediately washed in a special fluid.
Can I skip Pap smear?
We want you to know that your Pap smear is a test that is far too important to skip and doing so means cervical precancerous changes may go undetected until they have reached an advanced stage or turned into cancer.
Can a Pap smear be done without a speculum?
It is now possible to do cervical screening by testing for the virus that causes cervical cancer; human papillomavirus (HPV). An advantage of HPV testing is that samples can be taken without a speculum. Women can even collect a sample themselves (self-testing).
Where can I get a Pap smear in Nigeria?
Some Active Screening Centres Across Nigeria
|FACILITY||LOCATION (STATE)||SCREENING FEE|
|MECURE||KANO||Pap smear: 7000|
|SEBECCLY CANCER CARE ⠀||LAGOS||5000|
|LAKESHORE CANCER CENTER||LAGOS||15,000|
Where can I get a Pap smear in Lagos?
Amarachi Ijeoma, MD (She/Her)
- Optimal Cancer Care Foundation (OCCF) 118, Bode Thomas street, surulere.
- Healing Stripes Cancer Screening and diagnostic centre. 14 Alh.
- Well Woman Clinic.
- Synlab Nigeria.
- The Specialist laboratories.
- Arrive Alive Diagnostics and Imaging.
- Clina Lancet Laboratories.
- Broad Places radiology.
Does Pap smear test for STD?
A Pap smear can’t detect STDs. To test for diseases like chlamydia or gonorrhea, your healthcare provider takes a sample of fluid from the cervix. Fluid isn’t the same as cervical cells. Blood tests can also identify certain STDs.
What STDs can a Pap smear detect?
Can a Pap smear detect STDs? A Pap smear can’t detect STDs. To test for diseases like chlamydia or gonorrhea, your healthcare provider takes a sample of fluid from the cervix. Fluid isn’t the same as cervical cells.
What is liquid based Pap smear?
A Pap test can also show conditions that are not cancer, such as infection or inflammation. In a liquid-based Pap test, the cells are rinsed into a small container of liquid. The cells are then placed onto slides by a special machine and examined under a microscope to see if the cells are abnormal.