HPV - Specific
- Self-collection samples
- Accredited Laboratory
- Results in 5 days
- All high risk HPV covered
HPV Testing from Home
How do the HPV Tests Work?
The STI Clinic supplies self-collection kits for a vaginal specimen. There is well-documented evidence of a high level of concordance between self-collected and clinician-collected samples in female patients. Home sampling is therefore just as reliable as having the sample taken by a doctor. Self-collection HPV tests are not appropriate for male patients unfortunately.
We will send you the collection kit after you place your order online. You simply collect the vaginal sample (as directed) and then send the sample back to our laboratory in the prepaid envelope. It really is that simple.
Types of HPV Tests
We offer two different HPV tests:
General High Risk HPV
This test will report any high risk HPV and if it is one of the types 16 or 18 that is detected then this will be shown separately. If it is one of the other 12 high risk HPV types then that will not be split out. You will just be told that you have one of the other high risk HPVs.
Specific High Risk HPV
This test will give you a complete breakdown of any high risk HPV type detected. This is popular with patients who have previously had a positive result for a high risk HPV type.
How Our Service Works
- Order your
STI test online
- Discrete package
arrives next day
- Provide a sample and post in pre-paid envelope
- Access results online
How long does it take?
So long as you order your test before 5 pm on a weekday then we will ship the kit that day. You can request first class mail or Royal Mail Special Delivery.
Once your sample is received back at the lab, results will take no more than 5 days. Results are uploaded to your account that you can access online. We can even send you the formal lab report, if required.
What happens if High Risk HPV is Detected?
If you test positive for any of the high risk HPVs then we have to recommend that you get a referral for a colposcopy. This is generally done through your GP but it can be done privately.
Is there treatment for HPV?
There is no treatment for an HPV infection but your body will clear the virus through the immune system. It is very important not to ignore a high risk HPV infection however as it can lead to cancerous cells developing. Most women with a high risk HPV type will not develop cancer but it is important to get the colposcopy referral so that any abnormal cells can be treated before they become cancerous.
Low risk HPV types can manifest as genital warts and these can be easily treated with creams or solutions that can be prescribed online by our partner clinic.
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