Colposcopy at a Glance
- Test to find abnormal cells on the cervix
- Sometimes performed with biopsy
- Helps determine if further treatment is necessary
When a health care provider thinks that a woman may have abnormal cells on her cervix, the provider may suggest further testing. One key way to find abnormal cervical cells is to have a colposcopy procedure and, sometimes, a colposcopy and biopsy together.
Many people have heard about colposcopies, but are not sure what they are. Here are the answers to some questions women commonly ask about colposcopy, biopsy, and abnormal cervical cells.