HPV Tests for genital warts and cervical health

HPV Testing for High-risk or Low-risk HPV

HPV is tested through collecting cells or tissues from suspected infected parts (genital, anus, or oral cavity), and then perform HPV genetic (HPV DNA) testing. HPV testing can identify the type of HPV, so as to determine whether the HPV is a high-risk type or a low-risk type. 

Due to the high sensitivity of HPV genotyping testing, the HPV sampling process of our center will be conducted by male and female professionals to ensure that the samples are not contaminated by humans or the environment.

HPV (Human Papillomavirus)

It is a virus that is transmitted through direct skin contact or sexual intercourse. Up to now, there are about 200 types of known HPV, and about 40 types of HPV can infect male and female reproductive organs [1]. At present, at least 15 types can be classified as "high-risk" types, because HPV can cause cervical cancer and other less common cancers, such as vaginal cancer (female), vulvar cancer (female), penile cancer (male), anal cancer, etc. .

Genital Warts by HPV low-risk types

It is caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) and mainly infects epithelial cells. The type of HPV is clinically related to causing some different types of warts. Among them, low-risk HPV viruses, such as HPV-6 and 11, cause about 90% of genital warts. [2] The most common symptoms of male patients include itchy or painless flesh-colored particles on the penis, scrotum, or anus. In female patients, broccoli-like fleshy grains grow around the vulva or in the vagina, which is generally difficult for patients to notice. If the wart grows on a woman's cervix, it may cause minor bleeding.

HPV Tests

HPV genotyping (28 types)

  • 19 high risk HPV types, (HPV-16, 18, 26, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 53, 56, 58, 59, 66, 68, 69, 73, 82)
  • 9 low risk HPV types, (6, 11, 40, 42, 43, 44, 54, 61, 70)

Swab with exfoliated genital cells from men, 

Vaginal swab from women

Cost of HPV Tests

$650

Cost of Cervical Cancer Screening

Pap Smear Test - $380

HPV DNA Test
ItemPrice
HPV DNA Genotyping Test$650
Pap-smear Test$380

Ref:

1.Burd EM. Human papillomavirus and cervical cancer. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2003;16(1):1-17. doi:10.1128/CMR.16.1.1-17.2003

2.HPV, Medically Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on June 15, 2020

3.Nilyanimit P, Chansaenroj J, Karalak A, Laowahutanont P, Junyangdikul P, Poovorawan Y. Comparison of human papillomavirus (HPV) detection in urine and cervical swab samples using the HPV GenoArray Diagnostic assay. PeerJ. 2017;5:e3910. Published 2017 Oct 9. doi:10.7717/peerj.3910

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