Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Does the use of small amount of water-soluble lubricant on the speculum reduce the adequacy of the PAP test?

Bottom-line:
A small amount of water-soluble lubricant on a speculum does not reduce the quality of the PAP test and probably does not affect microbiologic results. Adequacy of liquid-based PAP tests may be minimally affected or not at all.


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Publication Date: 2013-9-17
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 16:27:32