The Ideal Swab for HPV Testing
HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD), with millions of Americans currently infected. Both men and women can be infected with HPV. most people who are infected do not know they have HPV and never have any symptoms or health problems.
There are many different types of HPV. HPV infection is usually divided into low-risk and high-risk HPV. HPV testing can check for high-risk HPV in women.
Health care providers can usually diagnose low-risk HPV by visually checking for warts. so testing is not needed. Although men may also be infected with HPV, the test is not generally recommended for men. There is no FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved HPV test for men, and most men who are infected with HPV will recover without any symptoms.
In general, we use a swab to take a sample from a female's vagina for cervical cells. In this post, we'll discuss the type of swab best suited for collection in labs and doctor's offices.
1. What is HPV?
2. How many detection methods for HPV?
3. What are HPV swabs?
4. Why choose Mantacc HPV swabs?
What is HPV?
HPV, short for human papillomavirus, is a frequently-transmitted infection among both genders. It can be spread not only sexually, but also through oral and skin contact.
HPV is extremely contagious; 80% of women have a chance of infection, typically cleared by the body in 1-2 years. If infected for 5-15 years, there is a risk of cervical cancer.
In some women, if not treated, these changes could lead to cervical cancer in the future. Your screening result may say you have health problems: low grade (borderline or mild cell changes), high grade (severe or moderate cell changes).
Young women aged 17-24, more likely to engage in premarital sex or multiple partners, have a higher risk of HPV infection.
Rising HPV infection rates seen in women over 40. Reduced sexual activity coupled with weakened immune systems due to hormones make them more prone to HPV, and less likely to clear it. High-grade lesions and cervical cancer caused by HPV are more prevalent in this age group than in younger women.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations, compared to married women, people aged 9-14 who have never had sex are the primary population for HPV vaccines.
The US FDA recommends that men and women aged 11-12 should be vaccinated against HPV. Generally speaking, the HPV vaccine is suitable for ages above 9 years old, and the earlier the antibody is administered, the better the effect. In united states, among adolescents aged 13-17, 60% of girls and 50% of boys received the HPV vaccines.
How many detection methods for HPV?
HPV swabs can be applied to sampling collection for PAP, TCT and PCR test. An abnormal cervical cells screening test result (HPV test result) means that you have changes in the cells covering the neck of your cervix.
Pap Test, the full name is Papanicolaou test, is a cervical smear test that is used to screen for cervical cancer, also called as Pap Smear. To put it simply, it is to take a small amount of samples of cells from the cervix, by observing and testing, check whether it is normal.
It is mainly used to screen cervical cancer cells. For women over the age of 21, doctors usually recommend a Pap Smear test every 3 years to check for cervical cancer risk. The earlier cervical cancer cells are found, the greater the possibility of the patient being cured.
The TCT test is a liquid-based thin-layer process to detect and classify cervical cells, improving the traditional Pap smear method. It is currently a more advanced cell screening technology to determine if cervical precancerous lesions are present by analyzing cell changes. TCT is a collection and diagnosis technique, which includes enhanced cervical exfoliated cells.
It is a screening process that can raise the quality of examination specimens, raise the screening's positive rate, and enhance the accuracy of diagnosing cervical precancerous lesions. Its diagnosis falls into cytopathology.
Real-time fluorescent PCR utilizes probes labeled with fluorescence and follows a closed-system approach from PCR amplification to the final output, circumventing the risk of product and cross-contamination, with no post-PCR processing required. Fluorescent PCR can verify a HPV infection. Real-time fluorescent PCR is now commonly used in HPV diagnosis.
Domestic HPV detection reagents are able to identify common high-risk types of HPV, such as 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 45, 52, 53, 56, 58. HPV6 and 11 are the most common low-risk HPV types that cause genital hpv infection or private genital warts. In addition, genital warts may also be caused by HPV13, 32, 34, 40, 42, 43, 44 and other infections.
Genital warts is very harmful, difficult to treat and contagious to a certain extent. If patients with genital warts do not receive timely treatment, their condition will deteriorate, and it is easy to cause complications. In severe cases, it will become cancerous. Refractory condyloma acuminatum does not mean that it cannot be cured, and choosing the right treatment for patients is the key point.
What are HPV swabs?
HPV swab is a tool for cervical sampling collection. Use a cervical swab to rotate the cervix to collect the specimen, then put it into a preservation tube containing cell preservation solution and send it to the laboratory for testing.
Different people require different sized HPV swabs. Examples of this can be seen in Mantacc products:
Our products self-sampling cervical brush swab open a new era and our hpv swabs can be used at home. "Self-sampled specimens" are obtained through vaginal sampling by the subject himself. Instead of traveling long distances, making appointments, picking up numbers, and waiting in line for the doctor to take the sample, the patient takes the sample at home, mails the sample, and then checks the results online.
Please note if HPV is detected, you will need to return to your health care center for appropriate treatment.
Why choose Mantacc HPV swabs?
If you are looking for the ideal swab for HPV testing, you should consider our 95000LV cervical foam swab. Unlike traditional cotton swabs, which can be abrasive and uncomfortable, our foam swab is soft and gentle on your cervix. It also has a high absorption capacity, which means it can collect more cervical cells for accurate testing. Mother Delores Floyd from Houston, Texas was skeptical about HPV testing at first, but she decided to give it a try after hearing about some killings in her neighborhood that were linked to cervical cancer. She didn’t have time for this foolishness. She had a son, Cedrick, who loved to ride his little bike near the Fondren Food Mart. She wanted to be there for him and see him graduate from Lamar High School someday. So she made an appointment at the clinic and used our foam swab for her test. She was pleasantly surprised by how easy and painless it was. She even had time to take a quick cigarette break and call her son to check on him before leaving the clinic. She was relieved when she got her test results back and they were negative. She thanked us for making such a great product and recommended it to all her friends.