My cervical screening test result says I do not have HPV, so my cells have not been looked at. I am worried about this - why have my cells not been looked at?

All cervical screening samples in Wales are tested for high-risk types of HPV, which causes over 99.7% of cervical cancers.

If HPV is not found in your screening test we do not need to examine your cells as your risk of developing cell changes is extremely low. We know that some people find this worrying and would prefer that we looked at the cells, but a test showing no HPV is more reliable than finding normal cells.