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Abnormal Pap Tests Treatment Information
If something abnormal is detected on a Pap test, your doctor may recommend a different screening schedule or additional testing. It is important to discuss which screenings are right for you with your doctor. Some of the additional screenings that may be performed are as follows:
- Colposcopy. Uses a colposcope, an instrument with a special lens to magnify cervical tissues to look for abnormalities
- Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP). Uses an electric wire loop to obtain a piece of tissue to examine it under the microscope
- Endocervical curettage. A narrow instrument called a curette is used to scrape the lining of the endocervical canal—usually done along with colposcopic biopsy
- Cervical biopsy. Procedure to remove tissue from the cervix to test for abnormal conditions
- HPV DNA test. Detects the presence of cervical human papillomavirus (HPV) infection
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Abnormal Pap Tests Support Services
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American Cancer Society
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National Cancer Institute
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