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Bethesda 2001: A Revised System for Reporting Pap Test Results

Cancer cells

Laboratories across the country soon will change the way they communicate with physicians about the 50 million cervical cancer screening tests performed each year in the United States. The revised system, known as the 2001 Bethesda System and published in the April 24, 2002, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), conveys laboratory findings that help physicians and their patients decide what to do about the abnormalities found on Pap tests.