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Westlake's New Test Can Detect Cancer Earlier

This article first appeared in issue 30, and was written by Linda Waggener.

Westlake Healthcare facilities can detect cervical cancer more efficiently than ever with new Thin Prep pap testing, offering higher precision, greater convenience, and more accuracy in diagnosis than the test of the past.

For patients, this means Pap screenings will be more effective in early diagnosis of cancer, and there will be less likelihood that repeat tests due to unsatisfactory sampling will be needed.

Due to new machines, slides, and filters that must be used in Thin Prep testing, the cost averages $20 to $30 more, but is still covered by most insurance policies. For more information, call the WRH lab at 384-4753.

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