Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Test
A Reference human papillomavirus (HPV) Opens New Window test is done to check for a high-risk HPV infection in women. HPV test results are generally available in 1 to 2 weeks.
High-risk HPV is not found.
High-risk HPV is found. If high-risk HPV is found, you may have a higher chance of having precancerous cervical cell changes. Further testing—including repeat Pap or HPV tests, Reference colposcopy Opens New Window, or Reference cervical biopsy Opens New Window—may be recommended by your doctor, depending on your medical history and the results of this test.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference June 21, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology