How to Prepare for a Pap Test?

It is important to prepare for your Pap test so that the physician or nurse can obtain a good cervical sample.

To prepare for your test you should:

  • Avoid douching or using birth control jellies for 48 hours prior to your test
  • Book your appointment when you are not menstruating, preferably in mid-cycle
  • Abstain from intercourse for 24 hours prior to your test

For more information and FAQ’s please visit Cancer Care Nova Scotia - Pap Test Information