HPV tests

In prevention of cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers occurring in women. Persistent infection with  oncogenic HPV types is an essential factor for development of the cancer.

The genetic material of high-risk HPV has been identified in nearly 100% of cervical squamous cell carcinomas, 1/3 of precancerous lesions and in 15% of women without pathology of the cervix. The highest oncogenic potential has been observed in HPV types 16 and 18.

Risk factors of the cancer include also co-occurrence of infections with such pathogens as Chlamydia trachomatis or herpes simplex virus (HSV).

 

Disease/pathogensMETHOD
HPV test with genotyping of 19 high-risk types + 6/11 PCR, hybridization
HPV test with genotyping of 37 types (of high and low risk) PCR, hybridization