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 STIs HPV is symptomless and requires a test to detect the virus.
HPV testing for women, to detect high risk strains for cervical cancer.
We test for:
HPV 18 and
Other high risk types (HPV 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 66 and 68 — specific type will not be provided in results)
What to know
What to know
When to collect your sample
Before you collect your sample:
This testing is not suitable for use during pregnancy. If you are pregnant and have concerns about HPV please talk to your doctor.
Discuss this testing with your doctor if you are outside the recommended age for HPV screening programs.
This testing is not a replacement for regular cervical (pap) smear tests.
This testing may not provide information about specific high-risk strains detected.
When to collect your sample:
This sample should be collected in the morning on a Monday - 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.
Who should be tested
This testing will detect strains that are considered high-risk for developing cervical cancer.
You should be tested 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 an HPV vaccine
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a family of over 100 viral strains, some of which cause warts, and others are associated with cancer of the genital tract, most frequently, on the cervix. Your sample will be tested 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 is 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 collection kit 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 clinical team is here to support you and may call you to explain your results and provide guidance on your next steps.
Still have questions?
Here are some questions we usually get about LetsGetChecked. If you would like yours answered, please contact us.
Activating the sample collection kit connects you to the unique alphanumeric barcode within your LetsGetChecked kit. The laboratory cannot process your sample if the kit is not activated and linked to you. You should only activate your kit when you are ready to take your sample.
Yes. LetsGetChecked has a team of doctors, nurses, and healthcare clinicians who will review your order and results and have created detailed result breakdowns for your testing journey.
Our clinical team is on standby throughout the process and, if your test results are abnormal, you may receive a call to discuss your results and the next steps.
Please ensure that the sample is collected in the morning, on a Monday - Thursday and returned immediately using the carrier method provided within the sample collection kit. Each of our kits 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.
A vaginal swab sample is required. This sample is collected from the comfort of home using the sample collection kit and easy-to-follow instructions provided.
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 analysed with CE-marked tests in the same labs used by primary care providers, hospitals, and government programs.
LetsGetChecked laboratories are CPA-approved and ISO-certified, which are the highest levels of accreditation.
Our home sample collection kits are manufactured within our ISO 13485 certified 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.