Colposcopy and Cervical Biopsy
Your doctor will talk to you about what he or she sees at the time of the colposcopy. Lab results from a Reference biopsy Opens New Window may take several days or more.
The vinegar or iodine does not show any areas of abnormal tissue. The vagina and cervix look normal.
A biopsy sample does not show any abnormal cells.
The vinegar or iodine shows areas of abnormal tissue. Sores or other problems, such as Reference genital warts Opens New Window or an infection, are found in or around the vagina or cervix.
A biopsy sample shows abnormal cells. This may mean cervical cancer is present or likely to develop.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference October 22, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology