How is cervical dysplasia diagnosed?
Cervical dysplasia can be diagnosed by: 1) Pap smear - this involves the doctor scraping or brushing off cells from your cervix, which are then analysed for possible abnormalities. 2) Human papillomavirus DNA test - a test used to determine the type of HPV you may have. 3) If a Pap smear shows certain results, colposcopy is done to check more accurately for changes in cervical cells. A magnifying lens called a colposcope is used to examine your cervix. 4) Biopsy - a tissue or cell sample will be taken for examination in the laboratory, to check for levels of dysplasia, cancer and other diseases.