HPV 16/18 and 6/11 – PCR / Real time PCR
Analysis ID 277
Analysis location “GENESIS” Centre for Medical Genetics
Diagnosed illness HPV 16/18 and 6/11 – PCR / Real time PCR
Clinical information More than 30 to 40 types of HPV are typically transmitted through sexual intercourse and infect the anogenital region. Some sexually transmitted HPV types may cause genital warts. Persistent infection with "high-risk" HPV types — different from those that cause skin warts — may develop into precancerous lesions and invasive cancer. HPV infection is a cause of nearly all cases of cervical cancer. However, most infections with these types do not cause disease. Most HPV infections in young females are temporary and have little long-term significance. Seventy percent of infections are gone in 1 year and ninety percent in 2 years. Nevertheless, in 5% to 10% when the infection persists, there is high risk of developing precancerous lesions of the cervix, which can then turn into invasive cervical cancer. This process usually takes 10–15 years, providing many opportunities for detection and treatment of the pre-cancerous lesion. Progression to invasive cancer can be almost always prevented when standard prevention strategies are applied.
Type of analysis Molecular
Type of biological material Cervical smear
Analyzed genes
Analysis description Analysis consists of the identification of the HPV 16/18 and 6/11 in the biological material using PCR technique
Analysis indication Epithelial dysplasia of the cervix
Analysis time 3 – 4 weeks
Refund No
CGM laboratory name Pracownia Diagnostyki Molekularnej Mikrobiologicznej