Human papillomavirus (HPV) is transmitted through sexual contact and causes almost 100 % of cervical cancer in women. It is estimated that 1 in 2 will contract the virus in their lifetime. Like most STDs HPV is symptomless and requires a test to detect the virus.
The HPV test detects strains which are considered high-risk for developing cervical cancer.
You should take the test if:
- You have had skin to skin contact with someone who is carrying the HPV virus
- You have had unprotected sex
- You have not received a HPV vaccine
Important to note:
- This test is not suitable for use during pregnancy. If you are pregnant and have concerns about HPV please talk to your doctor.
- Discuss this test with your doctor if you are outside the recommended age for HPV screening programs.
- This test is not a replacement for regular cervical (pap) smear tests.
- This test may not provide information about specific high-risk strains detected.
- The average processing time for HPV samples is 21 days from when a sample reaches the laboratory. This extended processing time is due to worldwide shortages of one of the reagents used during sample analysis.
This sample should be collected on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and returned on the same day. Do not collect your sample when you are menstruating.
Please wait at least 48 hours after intercourse/sexual activity or using vaginal creams, gels or tablets before collecting your sample.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a family of over 100 viral strains, some of which cause warts, others are associated with cancer of the genital tract, most frequently, on the cervix. This LetsGetChecked HPV test looks for the following HPV strains 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 66 and 68. These strains are considered high risk for the development of cervical cancer. If HPV type 16 or 18 are identified in a sample, the test result will read ‘HPV 16 detected’ or ‘HPV 18 detected’. If one of the other high risk strains are present, the test result will read ‘other high risk type detected’ and the specific strain will not be provided in the results.
How it works
Collect Your Sample
Activate your test and collect your sample in the morning. Return your sample on the same day, using the prepaid shipping label provided.
Review Accurate Results
Once your sample arrives in the laboratory, confidential results will be available from your secure online account within 2 to 5 days.
Get Medical Support
Our dedicated team of nurses are available 24/7 and will call you to explain your results.
Still have questions?
Here are some questions we usually get about LetsGetChecked. If you would like yours answered, please contact us.
Activating the test connects you to the unique alphanumeric barcode within your LetsGetChecked sample collection kit. The laboratory cannot process your sample if the test is not activated and linked to you. You should only activate your test when you are ready to take your sample.
Yes. LetsGetChecked has a team of doctors who will review your order and results and have created detailed result breakdowns for your testing journey.
Our nursing team is on standby throughout the testing process and, if your test results are abnormal, you will receive a call to discuss your results and next steps.
Please ensure that the sample is collected before 9am and returned immediately using the carrier method provided within the sample collection kit. Each of our health tests includes a prepaid delivery envelope to return your samples to the laboratory.
Please do not collect or return samples on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Keeping your personal data secure is important to us. We use appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure security and confidentiality of your information, and only share your information where required to deliver our products and services or where we have a legal basis to do so. All samples are disposed of following analysis.
Your samples are processed in the same labs used by primary care providers, hospitals and government programs.
LetsGetChecked laboratories are CPA approved and ISO accredited, which are the highest levels of accreditation.
Sample collection kits are manufactured within our ISO 13485 accredited facility, the highest level of accreditation for medical devices.
We don't accept insurance at this time. We work to keep our tests as affordable as possible and our test costs are generally lower than the costs incurred from a trip to a healthcare provider.