What Affects the Test
Reasons you may not be able to have the test or why the results may not be helpful include:
- Menstrual blood on the slide.
- A vaginal infection.
- The use of douches or vaginal creams or preparations within 24 hours of the exam.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference November 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology