Cervical Cancer Screening Test

Easy to use at-home cervical cancer HPV screening test for women aged 25+

HPVCheck, comfortable and reliable at-home sample collection kit that looks for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes cervical cancer.

For 90% of women,using HPVCheck means you may never need to have a smear test again Find out more about how we compare to other tests.

  • No need for a GP visit 
  • Includes personalised screening programme 
  • At-home sample collection kit 
  • No internal examination or post test pain 
  • Full clinical advice, support and referral 
  • HPV screening now endorsed by the NHS 
  • Accurate results within 5 days



Have you previously been diagnosed with cervical cancer, had your cervix removed, or are still having follow up for abnormal cells in the cervix?

Unfortunately this test is not appropriate; instead we recommend you see your GP directly.


Why should I have HPV Screening?

At Check4Cancer we want to empower you to take control of your health and we are committed to providing you with clinical excellence in all our cancer screening and diagnostic services. Our team consists of cancer specialists and highly trained support staff, here to help and guide you.

Take a look at what makes us different.

We call you if your result is abnormal
We provide full clinical advice & support
We help you with onward referral
We provide you with a personalised screening programme

Everything was easy to understand and instructions were easy to follow. I had the results back in my hands within four days - thankfully all clear. Many thanks to all involved. 


It was quick and easy and was all done in the privacy of my own home. 


I found the experience so much more positive than a smear test which I find embarrassing and painful. I will definitely be continuing with my screening with you as it is quick, painless, with results arriving swiftly. 


I think it's brilliant! I tell everybody about it! 


Jullien Brady, Clinical Advisor for Cervical Cancer

HPVCheck allows women to take charge of their cervical screening choices. It removes almost all of the barriers to traditional screening, allowing women to perform the HPV triage test themselves with rapid and personalised risk assessment results.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Age restrictions

Check4Cancer’s cancer screening services are clinically governed by age restrictions, and you cannot sign up for a service if you are not within the age range for a particular cancer screening test. This is because clinical research does not support the benefits of screening people outside our specified age ranges.

Regardless of age, if you have symptoms then you should always seek medical advice from your GP.

For common signs and symptoms of cervical cancer, please visit the Check4Cancer ‘Advice and Awareness’ page at this link.

Can I use HPVCheck if I'm pregnant?

Yes, you can, however, we recommend that you wait until you are in your second-trimester before using HPVCheck.

Why should I have a HPVCheck?

HPVCheck is a comfortable and reliable at-home cervical cancer screening test that detects the Human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes cervical cancer. 

HPV testing is now approved by the NHS as a reliable method of cervical cancer screening.  If you have never attended the National Cervical Screening Programme, you can still find out if you are carrying the virus which leads to almost all cases of cervical cancer.

For 90% of women, using HPVCheck means you may never need to have a smear test again.

What is HPV?

HPV stands for Human papillomavirus, a  virus that is extremely common - with four in five people exposed to the virus at some point in their lives through sexual transmission or intimate contact. 

It is also the leading cause of cervical cancer in women, with 99.7% of cervical cancers being caused by HPV.

HPVCheck will test for the most common sub-types of HPV 16 and 18, identifying women potentially at a high risk of cervical cancer.

  • There are 13 types of high-risk HPV that cause cervical cancer. Our test reports on the two most common high-risk sub-types HPV 16 and 18. If you are found to have one of the other high-risk sub-types, your report will show this as 'other.' Any treatment which may be required is exactly the same for all high-risk sub-types. 
  • Knowledge of HPV 16 and 18 status is useful not only from a risk point of view but if you wish to be vaccinated with the HPV vaccine and you fall outside the age range of the NHS programme for HPV vaccination.
  • There are two vaccines approved for HPV, one covers HPV subtypes 6,11,16, and 18 and the second one covers HPV subtypes 6,11,16,18,31,33,45,52, and 58. You can find out more about the two vaccines here.
How do I order HPVCheck?
  • You can order your HPVCheck at-home sample collection test kit here. The test kit will be delivered to your home in discreet packaging.
  • The cost of HPVCheck is £95.00
  • HPVCheck is for women aged 25+.
What does the HPVCheck test at-home kit contain?
  • A sterile collection kit posted to your home containing easy to follow step-by-step instructions. You can view the kit instructions here.
What do I do with the HPV test kit when I have completed it?
  • Complete the at-home sample collection kit by following the simple instructions provided in the test kit.
  • Return your sample to our laboratory by Freepost and expect your results within five days of the laboratory receiving your sample.
  • Our team of specialists will analyse your test results and provide you with a personalised screening programme. 
What happens if my HPVCheck test results are abnormal ?
  • If your test is abnormal, we will call you before sending your results letter.  
  • We will then send you a results letter that will have information regarding the specific HPV subtype that is abnormal, as well as a letter to take to your GP to arrange onward referral to the NHS for further investigation and management.

Whilst undergoing cervical cancer screening will not completely prevent cervical cancer, it can help to detect cancers at an early stage.

No cervical cancer screening test can be guaranteed to be 100% accurate, and an abnormal result from HPVCheck will mean that further investigations are likely to be recommended.

Why should I use HPVCheck?

Why should I use HPVCheck?

For 90% of women, using HPVCheck means you may never need to have a smear test again.