Home HPV tests as good as clinician collected cervical samples

A recent US study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology has confirmed the prevalence of high-risk HPV types detected by self-collected cervical swab kits was not different to that detected by clinicians during pelvic examination. Furthermore, all patients found to have a high-grade cervical cancer had a HPV-positive self-collection result. This study confirms the contribution that home testing for HPV can can make to cervical cancer screening, and supports the GynaeCheck screening programme pioneered by Check4Cancer in the UK during the last 4 years.Read the study here.