The Pap (Papanicolaou) test is a screening test of the cells of the cervix (opening of the uterus). The results can detect changes in the cells ranging from infection and inflammation to precancerous changes. Most of these changes are caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV).
Pap tests are recommended to sexually active females over age 21. If you are under 21 and have concerns please book an appointment with the nurse or doctor to discuss a pap test.
The Health & Wellness Centre offers HPV vaccinations. Please book an appointment with a doctor.
For more information about Pap tests visit Toronto Public Health: Cervical Health.