ASCCP Colposcopy Standards recommendations address the role of colposcopy and directed biopsy for cervical cancer prevention in the United States. The recommendations were developed by an expert working group appointed by ASCCP's Board of Directors. The recommendations cover terminology, risk-based colposcopic biopsy, colposcopy procedures, and colposcopy adjuncts. The ASCCP Colposcopy Standards recommendations are an important step towards raising the standard of colposcopy services delivered to women in the United States. Since cervical cancer screening programs are currently undergoing important changes that may affect colposcopy performance, updates to some of the current recommendations may be necessary in the future.
View the recommendations here.