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Can a blood test detect hpv

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
HPV: There, unfortunately, is no blood test available yet. The only real tests can be done on tissue from cervical or anal pap smears.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Indirectly: HPV is a localized skin/tissue infection, not one that enters your blood.Transfer is skin to skin, not through blood contact.After an infection you wi... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Of course: I'm concerned about you for asking, and whether there isn't some misunderstanding. You say you are 29, and have had breast cancer -- this should have ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
No: There is no commercial blood testing available for HPV.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 44 years experience
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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
We don't: There's no FDA-approved HPV test for men.
A 33-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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: What you described would not affect the effectiveness of the vaccine. It is good that you took the vaccine. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/d... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Mixed answer: There are blood tests for a variety of HPV strains (ELISA) but these are somewhat limited to research centers. The primary public testing for high ris... Read More

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