This fee covers a pap test & HPV test during your office visit.
A Pap test checks your cervix for any cells that are not normal. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb), which opens into the vagina. Abnormal cervical cells, if not found and treated, can lead to cervical cancer. During a Pap test your provider puts a speculum (a tool that helps your provider see your cervix) into your vagina and uses a special stick or soft brush to collect cells from the outside of your cervix. The cells are sent to a laboratory for testing.
Pap and HPV tests can be done at the same time. An HPV test looks for DNA from HPV in cells from your cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb), which opens into the vagina. HPV is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that goes away on its own in most people. If it does not go away, HPV can cause abnormal cervical cells that can lead to cervical cancer. Certain types of HPV are more likely to cause cervical cancer. The HPV test can tell your doctor if you have HPV and which type it is.