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HPV DNA Test

How does cervical cancer develop?

Cervical cancer develops as a result of long-term infection of the Human
Papilloma Virus (HPV). HPV infection is particularly common as most women of reproductive age
potentially become infected at some point in their lives. In most cases, the virus recedes on its own,
without leaving any damage to the cervix. However, there are few cases in which the virus persists and causes the so-called precancerous lesions, which are divided into low -grade (LGSIL-CIN1) and high-grade (HGSIL-CIN2-3).

What does the HPV DNA test detect?

The HPV DNA test is a CE/IVD marked DNA test for molecular detection and genotyping of human papillomavirus.

  • The test is based on real-time PCR
  • The test can detect the following subtypes of the HPV virus (49 in total):

High risk (16, 18, 26, 31, 33, 35, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 53, 56, 58, 59, 66, 68, 70, 73, 82 and 85)

Low risk (6, 11, 40, 42, 43, 44, 54, 54, 61, 62, 71, 72, 81, 83, 84 and 89), and

-Subtypes 34, 64, 67, 69, 74, 86, 87, 97, 101, 102, 103, 106, 150 and 151

  • The categorization of subtypes at high and low risk is according to JAMA 2007: 297 (8): 812-81
  • This method is suitable for cytological samples in Liquid Based Cytology vials, coatings and biopsy samples (Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue -FFPET)
  • The method detects ≥10 viral copies per reaction
  • Detection and genotyping is performed for each subtype separately

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The HPV test samling (Pap smear, vaginal smear, anal smear, cervical biopsy, vaginal biopsy, smear of the foreskin, etc.) is recommended to be performed during your visit to your clinician (e.g. gynecologist, urologist).

Your clinician will let us know so we can pick up the sample. Otherwise, you can contact us at 2310 23 22 72 and we will immediately arrange a fast transfer of the sample to our laboratory.

by bank card, bank deposit or online interbank deposit

One of the primary concerns of microDiagnostics’ Ltd is the protection of your personal data as well as the strict adherence to the conditions protecting your genetic material and medical results.

In full compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) we ensure that you are aware and conscious for any examination will be conducted and we do not announce results via phone calls.

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