HPV Test

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Formal name: Genital Human Papilloma Virus
Related tests: Cervical smear test

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To screen for infection with HPV, some types of which are associated with cervical cancer

When to Get Tested?

If you are sexually active, have symptoms of HPV infection (genital warts), or have an irregular cervical smear test

Sample Required?

A sampling of cells from the cervical area