A woman who had her Pap test conducted in Italy is now the subject of an international scandal over alleged attempts to manipulate the results.
The test was conducted in the city of Rome on March 15 by the Pap test Rapporti Italiana, an Italian nonprofit that helps people with test-negative results, and its president, Francesca Di Fiammo.
The pap test was ordered by the Italian government to be conducted in Rome by April 1, a date that was subsequently postponed.
The Rome Times reported the results of the Pap tests in Rome and Milan on Tuesday, and revealed that the woman, who asked that her name not be published, had the results reversed by a doctor.
Di Fiammeo denied the claim and said the woman had “deliberately misinterpreted the test results.”
She also said she had “no knowledge of the conspiracy that had led to the reversal of the results.”
The woman, whose name is being withheld, said she has been diagnosed with a thyroid condition that “caused a big hole in my heart.”
She said she underwent several surgeries and is currently hospitalized with severe anxiety.
Di Pippo, who is also the president of the Italian Society of Paediatric Endocrinology and Endocrinologist, also said the person involved has been identified as a member of the pap test consortium.
The woman said she was also concerned about the possibility that other Pap tests will be performed in Italy.
“It’s not my first time to be the victim of this kind of manipulation,” she said.
“We’re still in the process of investigating the scandal.
I hope that it’s not another case of fraud.”