Cervical screening


The test conducted on cells coming from the women`s cervix used to determine pre-cancerous tissues. Cervical screening can be performed via the Papanicolaou test (Pap test) and liquid-based cytology.

Alternative labels

cervical tissue test
cervical-screening method
cervical screening methods
conventional or liquid-based cytology

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Cervical screening is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Cytology screener: Cytology screeners examine under a microscope samples of human cells obtained from various body parts such as the female reproductive tract, the lung or gastrointestinal tract, assist in identifying cell abnormality and disease such as cancer or infectious agents under supervision, following the orders of the doctor of medicine.The abnormal cells are being transferred to the pathologist for medical diagnosis. They may also work under the supervision of a biomedical scientist. They do not treat patients or assist in medical treatments.


Optional knowledge

Cervical screening is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




  1. Cervical screening – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022