Your cervical screening test may show the following:
- Normal cells – Your sample showed no changes to the cells in the cervix. This is also called a negative result. You will be asked to come for your regular screening again in three years (or five years if you are over 50).
- The result was unclear – This may mean there were not enough cells in the sample. Or if you had your period or an infection, these may have affected the result. You will be asked to have the test again.
- Abnormal cells – Your sample showed some type of change to the cells. Depending on the type of change you might need further tests to find out if these need treatment.