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My daughter had a pap smear and they said test incomplete

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my daughter had a pap smear and they said test incomplete due to a low white blood cell count...she is very nervous as we don't know what could be the
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 8 years ago.
A PAP and a WBC are 2 different exams and one has nothing to do with the other exam. Also, tell your daughter she doesn't have to be nervous - a PAP is a routine annual exam for most women and it is a "GREAT" exam to make sure that woman to not have cervical dysplasia (which can lead to cervical cancer). A low white count can mean anything - (and hopefully they were basing this off of a blood test, NOT a PAP test).
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