HPV DNA testHuman papilloma virus - testing; Abnormal Pap smear - HPV testing; LSIL-HPV testing; Low-grade dysplasia - HPV testing; HSIL - HPV testing; High-grade dysplasia - HPV testing; HPV testing in women; Cervical cancer - HPV DNA test; Cancer of cervix - HPV DNA test
The HPV DNA test is used to check for high-risk HPV infection in women.
HPV infection around the genitals is common. It can be spread during sex.
- Some types of HPV can cause cervical cancer and other cancers. These are called high-risk types.
- Low-risk types of HPV may cause genital warts in the vagina, cervix, and on the skin. The virus that causes warts can be spread when you have sex. The HPV-DNA test is generally not recommended for detecting low-risk HPV infections. This is because most low-risk lesions can be identified visually.
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