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Your HPV cervical screening results

Your cervical screening results letter explains what was tested for and what your results mean.

THERE ARE 14 high-risk types of HPV that can cause cervical cancer. Cervical screening looks to see if you have any of these. It does not tell us which HPV type, or how many types, were found.

Your letter may say:

  • HPV not found.
  • HPV found and no abnormal cell changes found.
  • HPV found and abnormal cell changes found.
  • Inadequate or unsatisfactory sample.

Your letter will include information on any follow-up tests based on these results.