A Pap test is done to look for changes in the cells of the Reference cervix Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window. Results are usually available in 1 to 2 weeks. Ask your doctor when you can expect the results.
In the United States, the Reference Bethesda system (TBS) is the most widely used system for reporting Pap test results. It provides information about the quality of the cell sample and the types of cell changes found.
The sample contained enough cells and no abnormal cells were found.
The sample did not contain enough cells, or abnormal cells were found. For more information about abnormal Pap test results, see the topic Reference Abnormal Pap Test.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference May 4, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology