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Does anyone know the difference between high and low vaginal swab in terms of indications?
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do vaginal swab mean..pap smear..?

i know pap smear can be done low (normally for cervical ca. screening) and high (for detection of adeno ca. coz it's not easily detected at squamo columnar jn. )........but i dont know whether this answer to your question..?

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I dont think Pap smear is done low-vaginally. The Pap smears that I have done to the patients were all at the os.
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I dont think Pap smear is done low-vaginally. The Pap smears that I have done to the patients were all at the os.
i think low vaginally doesnt really mean low in vagina......it's at the sq.columnar jn. only as you said(they are just use the term for practical purpose)....high vaginally mean little higher than sq.columnar jn in endocervix IMO(as pap smear at sq.columnar jn detects mainly CIN ,may skip adenoca.) .....(but not sure,as i'm not master in this topic).........
but you've not answered to my question..do vaginal swab and pap smear mean the same..?

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I know that during a high vaginal swab is done in the 35th week (not very sure about the week) to screen/rule out GBS colonization of the vagina.
Low vaginal swabs are done to look for other causes of vaginitis like BV and candida
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i think low vaginally doesnt really mean low in vagina......it's at the sq.columnar jn. only as you said(they are just use the term for practical purpose)....high vaginally mean little higher than sq.columnar jn in endocervix IMO(as pap smear at sq.columnar jn detects mainly CIN ,may skip adenoca.) .....(but not sure,as i'm not master in this topic).........
but you've not answered to my question..do vaginal swab and pap smear mean the same..?
vaginal smear is a type of pap smear, pap smear can be used for all cytological specimens from all organs
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vaginal swab is different from pap smear. the former often for bacterial vaginosis, candidiasis. Whereas Pap smear is for dysplastic changes in cervical cancer
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vaginal swab is different from pap smear. the former often for bacterial vaginosis, candidiasis. Whereas Pap smear is for dysplastic changes in cervical cancer
yes, i verified and now gotta know that vaginal swab is different from pap smear....but pap smear can also be type of vaginal swab(as @dr.maps said)..

but as far your question is concerned it's different and is well explained by @hockey.....

thanks 3 of you...gotta cleared my confusion now...
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