How does HPV PRO work?
Find out here how HPV PRO works (link)
What kind of samples is the test performed on?
The test is performed on vaginal or cervical samples taken with a dedicated swab included in the package to be sent dry tothe laboratory.
How should the sample be stored?
Dry cervicovaginal specimens can be stored at room temperature for one week; they can be stored refrigerated in the refrigerator (2-8 ° C) or in the freezer (-15 ° C /-25 ° C) for longer periods.
How do you pay?
By credit card on our site or by bank transfer in case of purchase of quantities exceeding 10 kits orat the request of the doctor.
How can I purchase additional services?
In the reserved area of the digital platform at the time of activation of the kit and are payable by credit card.
How can the kits be ordered?
Through the website www.hpvpro.com in the [SHOP] Section or by contacting us directly.
Is it possible to take advantage of discounted prices?
We offer discounts when purchasing 50 kits (-20%) and 100 kits (-30%) and we offer customized solutions by subscription. Contact us for more information.
How do you prepare the package for shipping?
Inside the package you will find special envelopes for shipment. The doctor will insert the individual swabs into the individual transparent wrapping and then all the swabs he intends to send inside the appropriate envelope. The label generated by the platform is affixed to the envelope. The package thus prepared can be delivered to the courier
What does HPV Pro detect?
This HPV test, with a sensitivity greater than 97%, is able to detect infection by HPV strains with high oncogenic risk (for 14 different genotypes) and to identify exactly which strain is present or if a co-infection of multiple strains.
The service, through the additional services that can be purchased, allows you to extend the analysis to 30 different genotypes:
- 14 high-risk HPV genotypes (HPV16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 66 and 68) – discover a more informative screening test
- 5 probable high-risk HPV genotypes (HPV26, 53, 69, 73, 82) – why genotype them?
- 11 low-risk HPV genotypes (HPV6, 11, 40, 42, 43, 44, 54, 61, 70, 81, 84 – the main cause of warts.
Why is the HPV test so important for women?
Cervical cancer screening is known to reduce the rate of cervical cancer among women. Pap smears and screening tests for high-risk genital HPV strains offer the possibility of early detection of cervical cancer and pre-cancerous lesions so that a treatment can be carried out that, in most cases, is decisive.
Is it possible to take the sample from a pregnant patient?
No, it is not recommended to test during pregnancy
Is it possible to use the HPV Pro service by taking other biological samples as well?
A dry cervicovaginal swab is provided inside the package; the CE IVD test with which the analysis is performed is clinically validated both with cervical samples and with samples of self-collected vaginal secretions. However, the analysis is compatible with different biological samples such as urethral and anal samples, as well as cervical samples stored in Thin Prep. Contact us for information on other biological samples.
Is it possible to take the sample from a patient who is menstruating?
No, it is not advisable to perform the test during menstruation, as blood can make the biological sample inadequate and does not allow to obtain an appropriate diagnostic result.
My patient is vaccinated-does it make sense to test her?
Yes, the World Health Organization recommends that women be vaccinated and prevented byscreening HPV tests.In fact, the vaccines currently available protect a maximum of 7 high-risk strains of HPV, and notall oncogenic strains.
Could the test produce a false negative result?
No diagnostic test is 100% safe. However, the testing laboratory is certified and has a strict quality assurance system. If the sample arrives damaged, the doctor is immediately notified. The laboratory also ensures that the sample is not contaminated while working with it. There are several control points in the processes to verify the accuracy of the test results; it is verified, for example, if there is a sufficient quantity of cells in the sample and if the results of the specific phases of the test comply with the reference standards. To preserve the quality of the sample it is important to collect it and store it in the manner indicated in the instructions for use contained inside the package.
Other useful information
This test does not diagnose cervical cancer and is not a substitute for screening. Women should undergo routine cervical cancer screening and gynaecological exams to look for signs of precancerous changes in the cervix and genital skin that could lead to cancer if left untreated.
There are more than 120 strains of HPV, and not all forms of HPV can be harmful. It is not un common for an HPV infection to resolve on its own without medical treatment. HPV is very common and anyone who has ever had genital contact with another person (even with the use of mechanical contraceptives) can be positive for HPV. Both men and women can contract HPV and can pass it on to their partners without knowing it.