Screening for Cervical Cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement

This clinical practice guideline provides recommendations on cervical screening in asymptomatic women 21 to 65 years of age. The guideline examines age-appropriate screening intervals and test type, with comparisons made between HPV testing and cytology. This guideline updates 2003 recommendations and discusses comparisons between liquid-based cytology and HPV testing as stand alone or combined screening tools.