PLEASE NOTE OUR CERVICAL SCREENING SERVICE IS PAUSED DURING COVID LEVEL 5 RESTRICTIONS.
Thank you for your patience at this unprecedented time. You can check our website for updates on when we can resume our Cervical Screening Service. Thank You. Dr. Kent Ayers
Dr. Kent Ayers is a leading International Gynaecologist, passionate about women’s health. In response to the many women of Ireland who are waiting for cervical checks, or results, Kent Ayers Cervical Screening Clinic is re-opening from Wednesday 3rd February at our Private Clinic Suite 1, The Mall, Beacon Court, Sandyford, D18 PV34.
While a free Cervical Smear scheme is available in Ireland to all women to whom it applies, this National Screening Programme is currently paused due to Covid 19. When the service resumes, the turn-around time for results may not be acceptable to women who want fast reassurance, so we welcome any new patient that wants Rapid Results & Peace of Mind.
PRIVATE CERVICAL SCREENING SERVICE COMBINING HPV TESTING – RESULTS IN JUST 10 DAYS WITH KENT AYERS FERTILITY
Dr. Kent Ayers has also confirmed that private testing does not preclude patients from public follow up if needed – a key factor in deciding on the private route for Cervical Screening.
Our Cytology Accredited Partner Laboratory : Eurofins Biomnis Ireland, Three Rock Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, D18 A4C0
What Makes our Cervical Screening Process Different?
Direct Access to Consultant Gynecologist versus GP
10 Working Day result turnaround
Co-Testing is combined testing of both standard cervical cytology sample (PAP smear) & High-Risk Human Papilloma Virus (hr-HPV)
Each sample is screened by 2 independent Cytology Screeners and where required, abnormal findings are always verified by a Consultant Cytopathologist
ISO 15189:2012 INAB accredited Cytology Laboratory based in Dublin
Abnormal cervical screening findings will be escalated for further investigation by our Consultant directly to our extensive Private Hospital specialists for a priority appointment, or if preferred, to your GP for a Public Hospital referral
The risk of developing cervical cancer cannot be reduced to zero with any of the currently available screening tests. Both Co-Testing and primary hr-HPV testing are more sensitive and have a higher negative predictive value than cytology screening alone. However less than 2% of results are abnormal and can be treated effectively with early detection
Our Accredited Cytology Partners
Testing is carried out here in Ireland by our partner laboratory Eurofins Biomnis Ireland based in Sandyford, Co. Dublin , and certified to the highest standards, with a dedicated Cytology department employing leading scientists & clinicians in this sector. Our Partners are devoted to maintaining and growing the vital skill sets of cytology screening in Ireland.
Our long-standing relationship with our Irish partner laboratories provide patient benefits of a faster turnaround, better communications and most importantly, a traceable process.
What Happens Next?
To make your appointment, simply complete this form on our website so that we have as much information as possible about your medical history, and can tailor an appointment to your needs https://www.kafertility.ie/cervical-screening/book-cervical-smear-appt/
Using this form to make your appointment helps us to have a personalised patient file set up prior to your arrival.
You will be met by Consultant Dr. Kent Ayers, to review your medical history, take you through the process, ask you to sign a consent form, carry out the Cervical smear, and complete the paperwork for the laboratory. We will have a female chaperone available at all times
Results should be back to us within 10 working days. Once verified by Dr. Ayers, a Consultant report will be emailed to you and your GP, in a password protected file using your own full DOB as the password, which will only be known to you and us, you. Kent Ayers Fertility is GDPR compliant and all personal details are stored in our secured patient database
We believe in price transparency at all times. The price of a combined HPV Screening Test charged to us by our laboratory partners Biominis, is €100. Combined with the laboratory cost, in order to manage your care from initial consultation & medical review with Leading International Gynaecologist Dr. Kent Ayers, we charge a Consultation fee of €95. This is a reduced consultation fee to support our patients during Covid. This includes a Consultant Review, carrying out the smear sample, providing a report directly to you & your GP, (and if required, to escalate a further referral to our network of Partner Consultants at Public or Private Clinics). So the total Price inclusive of test and consultation is €195.00.