ROSE CERVICAL SCREENING TEST
YOU CAN PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE RISK OF CERVICAL CANCER.
The ROSE cervical screening test will only take 5 minutes to complete and it is:
ONE QUICK SWIPE to detect Human Papillomavirus (HPV),
the main cause of cervical cancer.
RESULTS SENT TO YOUR MOBILE PHONE WITHIN 3 WEEKS.
Simple and Quick
Do It Yourself
You can have the test if you
1. Are aged 30-65 years old
2. Are not pregnant
3. Never had a hysterectomy (your womb is not removed)
4. Do not have heavy menstrual bleeding on day of test
To register for the test and receive results you must bring
1. Mobile phone
CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY FOR THE TEST:
How does ROSE manage my test results and personal information?
UNDERSTANDING YOUR TEST RESULTS
1. How will I receive my results?
Your results will be sent to you in an SMS text to your mobile phone. You should receive your results within 3 weeks. If you do not receive your results SMS, type "NO RESULTS <IC Number>" and SMS to or call the ROSE hotline at 03-84082211.
2. What if my test result is negative?
You will receive an SMS stating your cervical screening test result is normal (HPV not detected). This means that your risk of developing abnormal cell changes in the cervix is extremely low. Please repeat your cervical screening test after 10 years. If you experience any abnormal vaginal bleeding, pain or discharge make an appointment to see your doctor or nurse.
3. What if my test result is positive?
You will receive an SMS stating HPV was detected in your cervical screening test sample. This result does not mean you have cervical cancer. However, you require follow up to check there are no abnormal cell changes present in the cervix. Contact the Program ROSE team Mondays to Fridays between 9am-5pm via the phone number sent to you in the SMS for follow-up advice.
What is the difference between the pap smear and
ROSE cervical screening test?
Image of a speculum
Requires a pelvic examination by a healthcare provider to collect the sample
Lab-based examination of abnormal cells under a microscope
15 tests recommended in a lifetime
Less sensitive in detecting the risk of cervical cancer
ROSE cervical screening test
Image of a self-swab.
Speculum not required
Performed by women themselves, using a vaginal self-swab
Point-of-care testing and lab based bulk testing of samples
2 tests recommended in a lifetime (at 35 and 45 years old, as recommended by World Health Organization)
More sensitive in detecting the risk of cervical cancer