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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 analyzed 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.

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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 11 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Cervical cancer

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