Infection detected: human papilloma in the vagina and/or cervix
Technique used: PCR test with the result classified by high or low risk strains of the virus
Test performance & window period:
- This PCR test detects all of the HPV strains (there are more than 50 types) and the machine will classify a positive result into which strains are high or low risk for cancer changes
- In this situation, it is preferable to wait 3 months from the last sexual contact of concern before doing this test to acheive optimum detection levels
- This test is not relevant in men under current guidelines.
Type of test:
- This test must be done only in women WHO ARE NOT MENSTRUATING: if no blood is present, we use a vaginal swab that you can take yourself – it may surprise you to know it’s easy and painless. I’ll explain how to do it when I send out your test request form. The laboratory personnel will be there to help you too.
Results available in: as our laboratory PCR machines are overwhelmed right now, results may take up take up to 7 working days. But in the majority of cases we will get the results back to you before this.
Where do I get tested?: When you purchase this test you will asked to choose a laboratory from more than 100 possible centres around Spain where your sample will be processed.