HPV Testing and ARCpoint Labs
NOTE: ARCpoint Labs does not perform this test.
With more than 40 subtypes that can impact the genitals, nose and throat, human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually-transmitted infection. While 99 percent clears up within two years, the cases that don’t can cause:
- Genital warts
- Warts in the throat which is a condition called Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis, or RRP. This occurrence in children is called juvenile-onset RRP.
- A variety of cancers including cervical cancer and other less common but serious cancers including cancers of the vulva, vagina, penis, anus and oropharynx (back of throat including base of tongue and tonsils).
Testing for HPV can either be done by visual examination, pap or biopsy of a cancerous growth.
Due to the complexity of testing for this STD, please see your physician or health department in your area.
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