We 3 - I think it depends on your local PCT. MrAN told our GP he wanted the snip in early January and was eventually, after a bit of chasing, given an appointment in early April. A GP in the next town did it, in his surgery one Saturday morning, no hospitals were involved. You then have to wait weeks (10 I think) before you do the sample bit, which you have to do twice, a month apart (I think, I wasn't so involved in that part). Anyway, it was all done and dusted by September. I didn't realise it would take sooooo long.