Smear Testing Facilities

Smear Testing Facilities

What is a Smear Test?

A smear test is used for cervical screening. It Is a simple procedure where a doctor or a nurse takes a sample of cells from the cervix to look for early
changes. A smear test can identify cell changes before they become cancer cells. If these cells are not found and treated, they could become cancerous.

Who should have a smear test?

Every woman aged between 25 and 60 should have a regular smear test and continue to have regular smear tests after the menopause. If you are aged over 60 years and have never had a smear test, please contact your doctor to discuss your cervical screening needs.

How do I avail of a free smear test?

Cervical Check – the National Cervical Screening Programme – is a Government funded service that provides FREE smear tests to women aged 25 – 60. This was introduced in Ireland in September 2008 and is available at Carrick Road Medical Centre. To join the programme you need to register with CERVICAL CHECK – you can do so online at www.cervicalcheck.ie or by telephoning FREEPHONE 1800 45 45 55.