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SAMUEL ASHFIELD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SAMUEL ASHFIELD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Cervical smear examination. Gynaecologist performing a cervical smear or pap test on a patient. A wooden spatula is inserted into the vagina to scrape a specimen of cellular material from the neck (cervix) of the uterus. The extracted specimen of cells is then smeared onto a slide and examined in a laboratory. Cells that appear abnormal may indicate developing cervical disease or cancer.
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