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HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Swab Test
HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Swab Test
HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Swab Test
HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Swab Test

HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Swab Test

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common group of viruses some of which can lead to genital warts and cancer. This swab test checks for 19 types of HPV.
Swab sample 19 biomarkers included 6 working days turnaround

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Infection

Infection (19 Biomarkers)

HPV (human papillomavirus) is a common group of viruses that affect the skin. HPV is spread by intimate skin-to-skin contact - including through vaginal, anal and oral sex. It is very common and most people will be infected by HPV at some time or another. Most HPV infections (9 in every 10) will be cleared by the immune system and cause no harm. There are more than 150 types of the virus. This swab test checks for 19 high-risk and low-risk types of HPV which can go on to cause genital warts or cancer.

High-risk types

High-risk types of HPV are those which can lead to cancer - namely cancer of the cervix, vagina, vulva, penis, anus and the mouth or throat. Different types are associated with different kinds of cancer - types 16 and 18 are present in about 70% of cases of cervical cancer. Being infected with a high-risk type does not mean that you will develop cancer, but it does increase your risk. You are unlikely to develop cervical cancer without being infected by HPV first.

The following are some of the main known high-risk types of HPV:

16 / 18 / 31 / 33 / 35 / 39 / 45 / 52 / 56 / 58 / 59 / 66 / 68

Low-risk types

Low-risk types do not cause cancers, but many of them are responsible for causing warts and genital warts. The main low-risk types of HPV are:

6 / 11 / 42 / 43 / 44

Types 6 and 11 are found in 90% of cases of genital warts.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our fully accredited partner laboratories.

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

Your personal<br>
health centre

Your personal
health centre

Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, View your results with doctor's advice, monitor any changes over time and see the improvements you can make to your health with simple lifestyle changes.

Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

Our customer care team is on-hand to help you find the test that's right for you. Get in touch via phone, live chat or email.

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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.