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can a blood test detect hpv

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HPV: There, unfortunately, is no blood test available yet. The only real tests can be done on tissue from cervical or anal pap smears.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
33 years experience Family Medicine
HPV Pap based test: The presence of HPV is determined with tissue sampling and the DNA fingerprint essentially. This is the most exact method to detect its presence. Al ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Continue donating: Do answer all the health questions honestly, prior to donating. HPV infection per se is not a contraindication to donating blood, and will not cause h ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Different viruses: Hpv is human papillomavirus, the cause of cervical and anal dysplasia and cancer. It is not diagnosed by a blood test. Herpes is a different virus, ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: If someone told you that, perhaps there is a misunderstanding or worse.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience Pathology
Antibodies=exposure: HPV lives primarily in the epithelial cells that line the skin and some body cavities. Our immune system reacts by making antibodies which if strong ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
We don't: There's no FDA-approved HPV test for men.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cervical pap smear: The cervical pap smear has evolved its' technology to determine the presence of HPV and is accurate as testing goes. There is always a percentage of ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Warts not cancer: Of the 4 or so HPV strains we know that trigger genital warts, none are associated with cancer. Swabs of the area can be studied similar to a pap smea ... Read More

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