HPV DNA test

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The HPV DNA test is used to check for high-risk HPV infection in women.

HPV infection around the genitals is common. It can be spread during sex.

  • Some types of HPV can cause cervical cancer and other cancers. These are called high-risk types.
  • Low-risk types of HPV may cause genital warts in the vagina, cervix, and on the skin. The virus that causes warts can be spread when you have sex. The HPV-DNA test is generally not recommended for detecting low-risk HPV infections. This is because most low-risk lesions can be identified visually.

How the Test Is Performed

How to Prepare for the Test

How the Test will Feel

Why the Test Is Performed

Normal Results

What Abnormal Results Mean