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Human Papilloma Virus Test

Human Papilloma Virus Test

The Human-Papilloma-Virus test is often done to determine if you have a HPV infection or not; the HPV infection is a sexually transmitted disease and affects both men and women alike. However, it is only women who have to deal with the deadly aftereffects of an HPV infection which if left untreated, can result in cervical cancer (in few instances). If you have been sexually active and have started displaying some of the symptoms posted below, then you need to get yourself checked out by your doctor at the earliest. Common warts, which often appears on hands, face as well as neck Plantar wards, which often appear as hard growth on your feet, more often than not, around your heels Flat warts, which usually appear as flat topped lesions at any place all over the body If any of the above sound familiar, then you need to check in with your doctor at the earliest and get yourself tested for the same so that you can get it treated right away.

Your doctor would first assess your physical condition, as well as review your medical profile. Afte reviewing all the information, he would then order a Human-Papilloma-Virus test to check and see for HVA infection. This test is vital as it can help determine if you have HVA infection or not; moreover in a few cases HVA warts in and around the cervical area has led to cervical cancer. This is why it is vital that you get yourself tested for HVA infection regularly.

The Human-Papilloma-Virus test is mainly used to test your cervical cells for HVA infection so that the same can be diagnosed early on.

The procedure is simple enough and does not require you to undergo any special prep. You would be required to disrobe, wear a hospital gown and recline on your back while putting your leg into stirrups. Your physician would then use a spatula to gently collect cells from your cervical area which he would then deposit into a sterile container containing a liquid. This is then tagged and sent to the lab which then grows a culture from the cells. The culture is then processed so that the bacterial infection can be identified, and the lab may even perform a sensitivity test to assess and see which antibiotics work better against the bacterial infection. The results should be available within a day or two, and on positive confirmation, your doctor would prescribe an effective course of treatment.

The probe set used in this human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA in situ hybridization (ISH) test cannot detect all potential HPV serotypes that are associated with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.
Cervical cells in liquid-based cytology transport
ThinPrep vial or SurePath vial

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What is Human Papilloma Virus Test?
Preparation for Human Papilloma Virus Test
Uses of Human Papilloma Virus Test
Procedure for Human Papilloma Virus Test
Limitations of Human Papilloma Virus Test
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