The Australian Government’s Department of Health has advised that on 1 December 2017, the Pap test is going to be replaced with a more accurate test called the Cervical Screening Test. In the new test, the sample is collected in the same way as the Pap test – by taking a small sample of cells from the woman’s cervix. However the new test will be processed in a different way in the laboratory.
Read about the upcoming changes to Pap tests here.
Information courtesy of Jean Hailes for Women’s Health.