Cervical screening - What will my results be?

Your results letter will explain what tests were done and what your results mean.

Most people will have a normal result. This means you do not need any further tests, and you’ll be invited for screening again in 3 or 5 years (depending on your age).

Sometimes you’ll be asked to come back in 3 months to have the test again. This does not mean there’s anything wrong – it’s because the results were unclear. There are a number of reasons why that could happen.

If you have an abnormal result, your letter will explain what happens next.

You may need:

  • no treatment
  • another cervical screening test in a year
  • a different test to look at your cervix (colposcopy)

You can look at the NHS website to find out more about the different kinds of abnormal results.

What is cervical screening?
Who can get screened?
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What happens?
What will the results be?
Why is screening important?
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