Cytology

Cytology at Ashtead Hospital

Cytology is the study of your individual body cells. These cells are looked at under a microscope to prevent and diagnose disease.

Ramsay offers a full cytology service and provides you with the tests you want or require to help find a diagnosis or put your mind at ease.

Our experienced doctors and nurses perform cytology tests and send samples to the laboratory for testing. We understand you may feel apprehensive whilst waiting for test results and we endeavour to provide you with reliable and accurate results as quickly as possible.

The healthcare teams at your local Ramsay hospital are available to discuss the implications of any test results and offer advice and support throughout. If needed, you can seamlessly be referred on to an appropriate consultant expert for treatment.

We offer our patients easy access to convenient appointments at a Ramsay hospital near you. 

Cytology test investigates if abnormal cells are present and if they are, the test accurately classifies the disease.

Screening cytology tests are used to see if you could have a certain disease, such as cancer, even before you experience symptoms. Cervical screening (a smear test) is offered to all women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 64. This takes a sample of cells from a woman’s cervix and checks them for high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV) that can cause changes to the cells of your cervix. If these types of HPV are found, the sample is checked for any cervix cell changes that can turn into cervical cancer.

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