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Your doctor uses several findings to determine results of the procedure. The acetic acid causes areas of abnormality on the cervix to stand out. Biopsies undergo microscopic inspection at a pathology lab, often with special chemicals. A pathologist will determine normal cells from abnormal cells and send a report to your doctor.
You may have to wait several days for lab results. Your doctor will discuss the findings with you either during an office visit or by telephone. If you do not have the results within 2-3 weeks, call your doctor, unless other arrangements have been made.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/8/2014
Diamond Vrocher III, MD
Mark J Lowell, MD
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Steven L Bernstein, MD
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