Cervical cancer is usually caused by certain types of HPV (human papilloma virus) that enter the body with sexual contact. Of the more than one hundred known types, we distinguish between low-risk (LR) and high-risk (HR) viruses.
What is HPV and why is it important to be screened?
HPV is a so-called human papilloma virus that can cause changes in the skin and mucous membranes. It is the most widespread sexually transmitted virus in the world, almost 80% of sexually active men and women get infected with some of its type at least once in their life.
HPV infection is particularly dangerous for women, as some high-risk viruses play a significant role in the development of cervical cancer. HPV 16 and 18 are responsible for nearly 70% of cervical cancers.
Most viruses do not cause symptoms and are normally defeated by a properly functioning immune system within 1-2 years of infection, but there are other predisposing factors (smoking, unhealthy diet, sedentary lifestyle) that worsen the chances of this.
During HPV screening, the patient is comfortably seated in the examination chair in a relaxed position with their legs pulled up after removing their underwear. After excavation of the vagina, the gynaecologist takes a secretion sample (smear) from the surface of the cervix and the initial section of the cervical canal with a special sampler (brush), which is later placed in a liquid where the PCR test is performed.
HPV standardization identifies the type of HPV virus infection (low and/or high risk) in the patient.
When is the result expected?
2 weeks after the examination.
HPV standardization laboratory test price
16 000 HUF
The examination fee does not include the sampling fee, the exact amount of which can be inquired via our call center.
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