If you have previously had a Pap Smear test with a normal result:
- before 23 years old, you should get screened at the age of 25 years.
- at 23 years or older, you should get screened two years after your last Pap Smear test.
If you have not previously had a Pap Smear test, even if you are sexually active, it is safe to commence screening at 25 years of age.
If you have received an abnormal test result for your last Pap or Cervical Screening Test, continue to follow the advice given to you by your GP.
If you have received an unsatisfactory test result for your last Pap Test, you should get screened at the age of 25 years.
If you, at any age, have symptoms such as unusual vaginal bleeding, discharge or pain during sexual intercourse, you should see your GP as soon as possible.
For further reading on the new Cervical Screening Program for under 25’s, please click HERE.