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Who should have a Pap Test?

All women who are or ever have been sexually active. You should continue to have a Pap Test even if you are no longer having a menstrual cycle or if you are no longer sexually active.

Labrador-Grenfell Health is a part of the Provincial Cervical Screening Initiatives Program, working as a team with all physicians and health care providers to remind women of the importance of regular screening.

Why should I have a Pap Test?

A routine Pap test can find cell changes at an early stage, when women have no signs or symptoms of being ill.  A routine Pap test can find most cell changes but no screening test is perfect. Repeat tests ensure accuracy.

When should I get a Pap Test?

To improve screening services for women and health care providers in our province, new screening and clinical management guidelines/protocols were introduced to Newfoundland and Labrador in 2011.

These recommendations include:

  • Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, start Pap testing at age 21
  • Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, have a Pap test once a year for three years in a row.  If all results are normal, have a Pap test every three years.
Click here to view the Cervical Screening Guidelines

Where can I get a Pap Test?

To find a location in your area, please click here.

Cervical Screening Initiatives Program

Labrador-Grenfell Health supports an organized provincial approach to cervical screening, in partnership with the other regional health authorities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. For more information, visit the Cervical Screening Initatives Program website.

Learn more

For more information on cervical screening please contact:

Tracey Winters
Regional Coordinator
Cervical Screening Initiatives Program
Labrador-Grenfell Health
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
709-897-3116

tracey.winters@lghealth.ca

OR  contact

Provincial Cervical Screening Initiatives Office

toll-free at 1-866-643-8719.

Or visit their website 

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