Cervical Smear

Private cervical smear testing at the Wells Clinic includes LBC for accurate results, HPV sampling, and we provide follow-up support. Crucial for early detection and prevention, regular testing ensures timely intervention, treatment monitoring, and peace of mind. Safeguard your health and reduce cervical cancer risk.

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Based on 119 patient reviews
Based on 119 patient reviews

Accurate Results, HPV Sampling, Follow-up Support, and Peace of Mind

At Wells, we offer private cervical smear testing using liquid-based cytology (LBC) for accurate results. Our comprehensive testing includes HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) sampling to detect high-risk strains associated with cervical cancer, full follow-up support and advice. Cervical smears are crucial for early detection and prevention, identifying abnormal cell changes and allowing timely intervention. Regular testing helps monitor treatment effectiveness and provides peace of mind. By prioritising cervical smears, women actively safeguard their health, promote early detection, and reduce the risk of cervical cancer.

What it includes

  • We provide liquid-based cytology (LBC) smear testing and HPV sampling. We also test for high-risk and low-risk strains of HPV and provide follow-up support and advice.
  • You will receive the results of your cervical smear, indicating whether strains of HPV have been found and if any abnormal cell changes were detected in the sample taken from your cervix.

Why have a Cervical Smear at Wells

  1. Cervical smears at Wells help identify abnormal cell changes, detect high-risk HPV strains, and allow timely intervention, reducing the risk of cervical cancer.
  2. Regular testing offers peace of mind and the opportunity to pick up disease at an early stage.

How to prepare

  • You should try to book your cervical screening appointment mid-way through your menstrual cycle in order to avoid coming on a period at the time of your appointment.
  • Patients should avoid sexual intercourse, using vaginal medications, and using tampons for at least 24 hours before the test.
  • Any previous smear should have been performed greater than 3 months prior to the smear test requested.
  • Bring any information regarding previous abnormal results or previous colposcopy testing or treatment with you to the appointment.



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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is a cervical smear?

A cervical smear, also known as a Pap smear or Pap test, is a screening procedure to detect abnormal cell changes in the cervix that may indicate the presence of cervical cancer or pre-cancerous conditions.

How often should I have a cervical smear? 

It is recommended that women aged 25 to 64 should have a cervical smear test every three years.

How is a cervical smear performed? 

During a cervical smear, a healthcare professional will collect a sample of cells from your cervix using a specialised brush or spatula. The sample is then sent to a laboratory for analysis.

Is a cervical smear painful? 

Most women find the cervical smear procedure mildly uncomfortable but not painful. It is a quick and generally well-tolerated procedure.

How long does it take to get the results? 

The turnaround time for cervical smear results is typically seven working days but can vary.

What happens if my cervical smear results are abnormal? 

If your cervical smear results are abnormal, a follow-up appointment with a Wells doctor will be arranged to discuss the next steps, which may involve repeating the test after a certain time or a referral to a colposcopy clinic for further testing or treatment.

Can I have a cervical smear while on my period? 

We ask you to re-book your appointment if you have started your period at the time of your original appointment as it can affect the quality of the sample. It is best to schedule your appointment mid-cycle to avoid the risk of a period occurring at your appointment.

Does a cervical smear test for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)? 

No, a cervical smear specifically screens for abnormal cell changes in the cervix. It does not test for sexually transmitted infections. However, your healthcare provider may offer additional tests for STIs if necessary.

Can I have a cervical smear if I am pregnant? 

It is generally safe to have a cervical smear during pregnancy, but it may sometimes be deferred until after childbirth. Your healthcare provider will advise you on the best course of action based on your circumstances.

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Our Clinic

Our clinic is in a former stately home within 25 acres of countryside, gardens and woodland, with sweeping views of the South Downs. This tranquil setting is away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. We are in an easily accessible ground-floor suite with free parking outside.

Tranquil setting
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The Wells Clinic, Robert Denholm House,
Bletchingley Road, Nutfield, Surrey, RH1 4HW


8.30 AM - 4.30 PM

Tuesday to Thursday

8.30 AM - 5.30 PM


8.30 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday