Cervical Smear Tests
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Comprehensive Cervical Smear Testing at Newry Private Clinic
At Newry Private Clinic, we provide expert-led cervical smear testing that meets and exceeds UK National Screening Committee recommendations. Our consultant gynaecologists lead the way, offering you not just testing but immediate guidance and treatment if cancerous cells are found.
The Dual Approach: HPV and Cytology
We use a dual approach that combines HPV primary screening and cytology. This comprehensive method increases sensitivity and accuracy, helping us detect issues at an early stage and reducing the chances of false results.
Accuracy and Speed
With our focus on both HPV primary screening and cytology, you can trust the accuracy of our smear test results. We understand the importance of timely results, and our turnaround time is approximately 10 working days, ensuring you get the information you need promptly.
Our areas of care
Newry Private Clinic provides you with comprehensive, accurate, and efficient cervical smear testing led by experienced consultant gynaecologists. We prioritise your health and well-being, ensuring you receive the best care possible. Your cervical health is our top concern, and we're here to support you every step of the way.
Making an appointment
Complete the, ‘Talk to us today,’ form to make an appointment, alternatively, call us for a friendly, conﬁdential chat about the treatment you need. We can recommend the most appropriate consultant and arrange an appointment at a time that suits.
Your initial consultation will look like this:
- Discussion of your medical history
- Completion of cervical cell collection by gynaecologist
- Personalised aftercare and follow-up
If you need further appointments or follow-up care, your consultant will review your options, offering advice and guidance on your next steps.
What does a cervical smear test involve?
A cervical smear test, also known as a Pap smear, is a simple and quick procedure that involves the following steps:
1. Preparation: You will be asked to lie down on an examination table, usually with your feet together and knees apart, to make the cervix accessible for examination.
2. Cervical Examination: The consultant gynaecologist will gently insert a speculum into the vagina to open it slightly, allowing access to the cervix.
3. Cell Sample Collection: Using a small brush or spatula, the consultant gynaecologist will collect a sample of cells from the cervix. This process is generally painless and takes only a few seconds.
4. Specimen Analysis: The collected cell sample is then sent to a laboratory for analysis. There, it is evaluated for any abnormalities, changes in cell structure, or the presence of high-risk HPV strains.
5. Results: Once the laboratory analysis is complete, your results are then sent to the consultant gynaecologist, typically within approximately 10 days. These results will indicate whether any abnormalities were detected during the test and the consultant will contact you with these results and next steps, if necessary.
Cervical smear tests are a vital tool for the early detection of cervical abnormalities, helping to prevent cervical cancer. It's recommended that individuals undergo regular cervical smear tests as part of their routine healthcare to ensure their cervical health.
How to Pay
If you are a self-funded patient, you can pay your bill in person when you come for your appointment or contact us by phone at +44 28 3025 7708 where we can take payment over the phone prior to your visit. If you are covered by private health insurance, click below to find information about payment.Payment & Pricing Information
Below are some common queries we receive. If you have another question that we have not answered on this page, complete the, 'Talk to us today,' form.
At Newry Private Clinic, the cost of a cervical smear test is £260. This fee covers the complete test as well as a consultant-led response and treatment plan. This means that if the test results indicate the need for any action, there's no waiting on referrals. Our consultant gynaecologists are readily available to provide guidance and treatment, ensuring your health is a top priority. Your well-being is our focus, and we aim to provide comprehensive care without unnecessary delays.
It is generally recommended to wait at least 3 months between your last smear test and the next one. This interval allows your cervical cells to regenerate sufficiently for accurate testing.
However, it's important to note that the frequency of necessary smear tests can vary from person to person and is influenced by factors such as previous test results and individual risk factors. Your doctor will advise you on the most appropriate timing for your specific situation. Regular consultations with your healthcare provider are crucial for determining the right schedule for your cervical smear tests, ensuring the best possible care for your cervical health.
If the results of your cervical smear test indicate the presence of cancer, there's no need to worry. At Newry Private Clinic, our consultant gynaecologist, who is an expert in this situation, will be your guiding light. They are uniquely qualified to plan the next steps in your treatment journey.
Your health is our top priority, and we're committed to providing you with thorough and comprehensive care. Rest assured, you are in excellent hands, and our team will work closely with you to ensure you receive the best possible care and support throughout your treatment. Your well-being is our focus, and we are here to provide you with the expert care you need during this challenging time.
What our patients say
There’s a reason why our Google Reviews gives us a 5-star rating.
Encountering a medical challenge can be a frightening and distressing experience. I took my mum to The Newry Clinic where all her worries (and mine) were dealt with professionally, calmly and sensitively. The appointment system was efficient and immediate, the welcome from all staff was reassuring and personalised, and the medical consultant had expertise and patient care in spades. Due to the current health care context in Ireland we found ourselves pursuing the private route for the first time, it was a pleasant and reassuring experience at The Newry Clinic.
Wendy McKeown, Newry
Had my dad at the clinic recently for Microsuction, fantastic service from Nurse McGarry and all the staff in the clinic. He felt so comfortable and enjoyed his experience, leaving the clinic with a smile on his face!
Martina McCartan, Newcastle
I attended an appointment with Dr. Glackin. my appointment was very professional and reassuring. The staff at the clinic were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend!!
Odhrann McAllister, Dublin
I went to the gynaecologist in this clinic after attending one locally with an ongoing problem for over 10 years. In one single visit I was told the problem and given a prescription there and then. I'm forever thankful to the doctor as I was being treated for the wrong thing for years.
Orla Callan, Belfast
I dont usually write reviews, but for Mr. David McCaul, I owe you one! I have had 2 encounters with Mr McCaul now, once last year to fix a perforated ear drum and a few weeks back to have a procedure on my throat. He has helped me in many ways, fixing my eardrum and giving me my hearing back to 100% volume. if anyone has ENT issues, and need a diagnosis or even just a bit of reassurance, This is one Gentleman that I would give the highest recommendation for. Thanks Again to Newry private Clinic and Mr McCaul.
Craig Watt, Banbridge