Assessment and management of patients with abnormal pap smear results.
North South North West Statewide
The destination for a patient with an abnormal pap smear results depends on the severity of the abnormality and the age of the patient, the presence of symptoms.
All symptomatic patients should be referred to colposcopy where they will be triaged according to strict criteria and be seen in an appropriate clinic.
A referral (preferably faxed) is required for all new appointments and must conform to the Referral Standards as outlined on For Clinicians.
Clinic Appointments – Appointments are based on clinical priority:
Proceed to Emergency Department (ED). Please contact ED Medical Officer in Charge:
LGH ED – Phone: (03) 6777 6405 Fax: (03) 6348 7382
MCH ED – Phone: (03) 6478 5120 Fax: (03) 6426 5115
NWRH ED – Phone: (03) 6493 6340 Fax: (03) 6430 6691
RHH ED - Phone: (03) 6166 6100 Fax: (03) 6222 8919
Urgent / category 1
Urgent referrals should be accompanied by a phone call to the Consultant/Registrar to organise urgent review and the referral must be faxed.
We will endeavour to see these patients within four weeks, or sooner if clinically indicated.
Routine / category 3
In Turn (next available)
Will be seen within 12 weeks
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Pathways for the management of abnormal pap smear results are well documented. Please refer to: