Results of your cervical screening test
In the past, you would get your screening test result within 4 to 6 weeks of your test.
Currently, results are taking up to 20 weeks from the time you have your smear test. In some cases, this is taking longer
We are sorry for this delay. We are working to reduce these waiting times.
We will write you a letter to let you know when your results are available.
The letter we send you will include a recommendation on what you should do next. You will be told if your sample is:
- Normal (negative) - there is no cause for concern.
- Unsatisfactory - there
werenot enough cells on your screening test sample to return a result.
- Can't be processed - your vial may have been damaged or expired or your sample may have expired before it reached the lab
- Contact your GP or nurse - this might mean that abnormalities have been found in your sample. Your
smeartakerwill have more detail about your result.
You will also receive an information leaflet. Download the 'About Your Smear Test Results' leaflet.