There are several possible results you can receive from your Pap smear test. The results will reveal if the sample was viable and able to be tested and whether anything abnormal were detected.
Samples are described in the report as satisfactory, suboptimal, or unsatisfactory. If the sample taken was unable to be tested, the test will be repeated.
If your results stated normal, then no abnormal changes were detected.
Abnormal Pap SmearsWhen Pap smear results results come back abnormal, then there are three categories that describe why it was found to be abnormal.
Abnormal Pap Smear Results Explained
If you have received an ASCUS pap, it means that abnormal cells were detected on the cervix. This can be a result of an infection as well, so it is important to follow up with your physician.
LGSIL: (Also called CIN I) mild dysplasia has been detected. Also includes cell changes caused by HPV(Human papillomavirus)
HGSIL: This type of result is divided into two categories:
- Moderate Dysplasia:
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