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If a patient has a positive pap test result, additional pap smear and a colposcopy exam are prescribed; cone biopsy removes abnormal cells for closer examination. Regardless of which method used, HPV DNA testing can enhance the likelihood of detecting high-risk type HPV infections known to be associated with cervical cancer for early intervention and treatment. There are two methods that are commonly used to classify findings of a cytology specimen. If a patient has a positive pap test result, additional pap smear and a colposcopy exam are prescribed; cone biopsy removes abnormal cells for closer examination.

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Pap Test Result

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Pap Smear, Cone Biopsy

The number and degree of uncharacteristic cell changes identified determines the classification of the cytology reading. Cytology interpretation is a function of identifying the stages of abnormal cellular development with the cervix. If a patient has a positive pap test result, additional pap smear and a colposcopy exam are prescribed; cone biopsy removes abnormal cells for closer examination.

Other Topics: HPV, HPV Infection, HPV Virus, HPV Shot Vaccination, HPV HIV, Human Papilloma Virus, Human Papillomavirus, Cervical Dysplasia, Pap Smear, Genital Warts

Dr. Joe Glickman, Jr., M.D.

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