Mercy Hospital Dunedin - Gynaecology
Private Surgical Service, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
A speculum is inserted into your vagina, as for a pap smear, and the light from a small microscope (colposcope) is focused on to the cervix. Special staining solutions are painted onto the cervix which show up abnormal cells. A biopsy (small tissue sample) may be taken to examine in the laboratory.