Definition of Pap test
1. Noun. A method of examining stained cells in a cervical smear for early diagnosis of uterine cancer.
Terms within: Cervical Smear, Pap Smear, Papanicolaou Smear
Generic synonyms: Diagnostic Assay, Diagnostic Test
Definition of Pap test
1. Noun. (gynaecology) A screening test to detect pre-cancerous and cancerous cells by taking a sample ('smear') of cells from the cervix. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of Pap test
1. Microscopic examination of cells collected from the cervix. It is used to detect changes that may be cancer or may lead to cancer, and it can show noncancerous conditions, such as infection or inflammation. Also called pap smear. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Pap test
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1. Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion & Disease Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"(Baseline: 88 percent "ever" and 75 percent "within the preceding 3 years" in 1987) Special Population Targets pap test: 1987 Baseline 2000 Target Percent ..."
2. Health Status of Minorities & Low Income Groups by DIANE Publishing Company, Dept. of Health and Human Services, United States (1991)
"(11) Black women and older women have experienced the largest increases in use of the pap test in recent years. (12) The age-adjusted incidence rate of ..."
3. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"The annual pap test: a dubious policy success. Milbank Mem Fund Q 1978; 56:426-62. 9. Coppleson LW, Brown B. Estimation of the screening error rate from the ..."
4. Bound for Good Health: A Collection of Age PagesMedical (1993)
"Pelvic examination and pap test. The pelvic exam is a check of the female ... A pap test, also called a Pap smear, is usually done at the same time. ..."
5. Healthy People 2000 by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Procedures such as mammography and clinical breast examination, the pap test, fecal occult blood tests, proctosigmoidoscopy, and oral, skin, ..."
6. Healthy People 2000, Review, 1997: National Health Promotion and Disease by Kathleen M. Turczyn (1998)
"16.12: Increase to at least 95 percent the proportion of women aged 18 and older who have ever received a pap test, and to at least 85 percent those who ..."