Treatments and tests

Cervical biopsy

A cervical biopsy is a very small tissue sample containing the cervical cells that the colposcopist views as abnormal.

The sample is sent to the laboratory where it is analysed for any cervical abnormality. Your healthcare provider will make a plan with you for notifying you of the results. Based upon the cervical biopsy result the specialist will advise you of necessary follow-up and/or treatment.

Where to get help

  • See your doctor
  • Ring healthdirect on 1800 022 222


WA Cervical Cancer Prevention Program

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