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 . 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.  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 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
Accepted samples: genital/anal/oral swab
*Price includes ONE accepted sample only
Turnaround time: 12-36 hours
Cost of Cervical Cancer Screening
Pap Smear Test - $380
|HPV DNA Genotyping Test||$690|
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