Most low-grade changes do not require treatment, however it is important that the recommended follow-up tests below are taken.
If you are under 30 years of age:
- It is recommended that you have a follow-up Pap test in 12 months.
- If this repeat Pap test is reported as normal then a further Pap test should be done in another 12 months.
- If this Pap test is normal, it is recommended that you return to two-yearly Pap tests.
- If the repeat Pap test is reported as a low-grade or high-grade abnormality, it is recommended that you have a colposcopy.
If you are over 30 years of age:
- If you have had a normal Pap test in the last two to three years, a repeat Pap test in 12 months is recommended.
- If you don't have a history of normal Pap tests in the past two to three years, a colposcopy or a repeat Pap test within six months is recommended.
Pap test results: for women with an abnormal Pap test provides more information about abnormal Pap test results.