Understanding Your Pap Test Results
"Abnormal" doesn’t always mean cancer
Going over your pap test results with your doctor can be confusing if you're unfamiliar with the language used. Learn about the lab terminology for pap test results, and what those terms can mean for your health.
In order to understand your pap test results, you’ll need to know the standard lab terminology for communicating those results. At any rate, be sure to consult your doctor when you review your pap test results.
It is important to remember that an abnormal pap test result does not automatically mean a diagnosis of cancer. In fact, pap tests are the best way to find abnormal and precancerous cervical cells early.
Get answers to questions women have asked about their pap test results.