On same day
No special preparation is required
Why Pap Smear test is done Why it's done. A Pap smear is used to screen for cervical cancer. The Pap smear is usually done in conjunction with a pelvic exam. In women older than age 30, the Pap test may be combined with a test for human papillomavirus (HPV) a common sexually transmitted infection that can cause cervical cancer.