Sorry you've been through this, how stressful and you'll be feeling very let down. This is really common and very frustraing. It happened to me last year and I ended up having CC, I knew something wasn't right and asked for a smear. I was refused by the doctor twice due to not due for one, then when a different doctor agreed to take one, I got the same response from the lab as you did.
Sorry to say that there is no way of getting round this, which is one of the things Smear for a Smear is trying to change - a smear on demand. So I just apid to go private. BUPA On Demand will be about £150 and will fit you in almost the next day and you'll have your results back within 3 - 5 days. Also, it's a gynocologist consultnant who will do it too, so you know you're gettiing an examination from an expert in the field too. Well worth it and maybe the best £150 you'll ever spend.
Let us know how you get on, Lucy xx
thank you for taking the time to reply to me and for the advise. My appointment is at a BMI clinic so will see if I can get booked in for a smear private.
My first vaginal scan, I was told I had to wait 2 weeks. Two weeks might be quick to them, but ti me it felt like a life time. I paid to have it done privately, and it was done the next day.