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HPV Test screens for human papillomavirus, a common sexually transmitted infection.

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Insurance Coverage

The cost of HPV Test may be covered by private health insurance plans, depending on the specifics of the policy. Check with your insurance provider to understand what is covered.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an HPV Test?

An HPV test is a medical procedure used to detect the presence of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a virus that can lead to the development of genital warts, abnormal cervical cells, or cervical cancer.

How is an HPV Test performed?

The HPV test involves inserting a speculum into the vagina to collect a sample of cervical cells. The sample is then sent to a lab for testing to determine whether the cells are infected with a high-risk strain of HPV.

What are the benefits of an HPV Test?

The HPV test can provide crucial information about your risk of developing cervical cancer. Regular screening can help detect high-risk HPV infections early, allowing for prompt treatment and potentially preventing the development of cervical cancer.

How much does an HPV Test cost in the UK?

The cost of an HPV test in the UK typically ranges from £100 to £200. This price includes any additional charges such as an appointment fee for the test.

Can I book an HPV Test without a doctor's referral?

Yes, a doctor's referral is not necessary for an HPV test. You can book a private appointment directly with the provider.

Further Information

Conditions & Symptoms

HPV testing is recommended for women over 30 and for those with abnormal Pap test results. Symptoms that may prompt someone to have this test include genital warts or persistent high-risk HPV infections.

What to expect on the day of your test

On the day of your test, you may be asked to undress completely or only from the waist down. The test involves inserting a speculum into the vagina so your doctor can see the cervix and collect a sample of cells. The process is quick and should not hurt.

Test Analysis

The cell sample collected during the test is sent to a lab for testing. The lab will analyze the sample to determine whether the cells are infected with a high-risk strain of HPV.

Additional Resources

For further information or support related to the HPV test, you can visit the following websites:
- MedlinePlus: https://medlineplus.gov/lab-tests/human-papillomavirus-hpv-test/
- Cancer.org: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/risk-prevention/hpv/hpv-and-hpv-testing.html
- Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/hpv-test/about/pac-20394355

References

  1. MedlinePlus: https://medlineplus.gov/lab-tests/human-papillomavirus-hpv-test/
  2. Testing.com: https://www.testing.com/tests/human-papillomavirus-hpv-test/
  3. Cancer.org: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/risk-prevention/hpv/hpv-and-hpv-testing.html
  4. Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/hpv-test/about/pac-20394355
  5. Cancer.gov: 

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