Pap Smears

The Pap smear your family physician recently obtained from your cervix (the lower part of your womb) has shown some slightly abnormal changes. The Pap smear allows your doctor to look at the skin cells from your cervix and detect problems.

Contact Information

Please be sure that you let your doctor's office know if you move or change your phone number so that you can be contacted with the results of your Pap smears or to arrange any other follow-up tests you may need.


This information provides a general overview on slightly abnormal Pap smears and may not apply to everyone. Talk to your family doctor to find out if this information applies to you and to get more information on this subject.

  1. Classification of Test Results
  2. Bethesda System
  3. Changes
  • Class I  - Normal
  • Class II  - Atypical, inflammation or uterine cells seen
  • Class III  - Dysplastic, mild, moderate or severe
  • Class IV  - Carcinoma-in-situ
  • Class V  - Suspicious for an invasive cancer