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Cervical screening

What happens at your cervical screening appointment

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During cervical screening, a tube-shaped tool is put into your vagina and a sample of cells is taken using a soft brush. It takes less than 5 minutes.

There are things you can do that might make the cervical screening test easier, such as breathing exercises or bringing someone with you for support.

Page last reviewed: 14/06/2023
Next review due: 14/06/2026