Instructions for Pap Test
We may want a urine specimen when you come for your appointment, so do not empty your
bladder just prior to coming.
Best time of month for test: 11-19th day of cycle – count day one as the beginning
of the menstrual flow (cannot do test during menses).
Avoid intercourse and the use of tampons for 48 hours before Pap Test.
Do not use contraceptive jellies/foams for three days before your appointment.
Do not use douche, bubble bath, or use vaginal medicine for three days before Pap
You may shower, but do not tub bathe 24 hours before the Pap test.
Inform your clinician about additional medications/conditions that may interfere with
an accurate test.
Be honest and candid about your sexual health and discuss any sexual practices that
may place you at risk.
STI screening is available.