OverviewA Pap test is a simple, relatively inexpensive procedure that can easily detect cancerous or precancerous conditions.
Update Date 1/16/2015
Updated by: Cynthia D. White, MD, Fellow American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Group Health Cooperative, Bellevue, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.