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Hpv Dna High Low Risk Anal Rectal
Ask your OBGYN...: I believe you are referring to the hybrid capture hpv test. As you mention, it only tests for high risk hpv strains (the strains that have been most associated with cervical cancer). It does not test for the myriad of low risk hpv strains that are considerably less associated with cervical cancer. Your obgyn should know whether his/her referral lab uses this test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HPV: Once someone has hpv in their body, it is always there, but in most (~70%) people, the immune system keeps it dormant and there are no signs of it. Lab tests can be done to specifically determine the type(s) of hpv someone has. Types 16 and 18 are most often associated with cancers or precancers. ...Read more
Not usually done: If the male has genital warts, then they can be biopsied, but this is rarely necessary. I don't know of any commercial testing available for men as far as testing the penis. I believe anal warts can be tested in a similar way that we test a cervix (thin prep pap with hpv testing). ...Read more
What strains of HPV are picked up on a pap smear compared to the HPV DNA test? How soon after exposure will a pap have abnormal results?
Wife had her 1st ascus pap result. The doctor then did an HPV dna/rna test & no results provided. Should she be concerned and request the results?
HPV DNA Testing: Yes. Simple as it sounds, please have your wife contact the physician who ran the test and request results. But, please be aware that these results often take a bit longer to be reported. And, once in a great while the testing medium is unable to isolate enough cells to do the test with any kind of accuracy and the test then needs to be repeated. But, this test is a very good improvement! ...Read more
My daughter asked for HPV test w/pap. Test says all norm, even HPV but then says "hpv DNA testing not performed" huh? Isnt DNA how they test for hpv?
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