Cervical Cancer HPV DNA test

What is cervical cancer?

According to the worldwide statistics,

  • a woman dies of cervical cancer in every minutes
  • a woman is diagnosed with cervical cancer in every eight seconds

According to HKCaR’s statistics, cervical cancer is fourth most common cancer in women worldwide. From 2017, cervical cancer has caused over 2.6%+ of female cancer deaths. Studies states that over 90-91% cervical cancer are infected by HPV *. If we wish to prevent cervical cancer, we must understand the main cause and factors of cervical cancer.

More than 90-91% of cervical cancers are infected by HPV

The medical profession has confirmed that almost all cervical cancers (90-91%) are caused by persistent infection with Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Compared with low-risk HPV, persistent infection with high-risk HPV causes cervical cancers. The chance of causing cervical cancer is at least 30 times higher*. Therefore, we must first understand the cause of cancer before prevention of cervical cancer.

Reference
+ https://www3.ha.org.hk/cancereg/tc/topten.html
*  https://www.nccc-online.org/hpvcervical-cancer/cervical-cancer-overview/ 

 

HPV Assessment Test are still necessary after taking HPV vaccines

According to World Health Organization’s cancer categories, HPV can be categorize as highly efficacious and low efficacious. High risk HPV is cervical cancers main cause; low risk HPV will cause genital warts.

After injecting vaccine, it is still possible being infected by HPV and causing serious cancers. Regular HPV assessment test is the only effective way to prevent cervical cancer.

 

USFDA approves HPV DNA assessments as cervical cancer’s first preventions

Cervical cells will mutate within a few years after infection and mutate to cervical cancers. Doctors can evaluate mutating cells and conduct early treatment to prevent cervical cancer. HPV DNA screening can discover early stage HPV virus, confirm which cells is infected by HPV before mutation. HPV screening is extremely effective to prevent cervical cancer.

 

Pangenia HPV DNA screening test covers all HPV infection type

PANGENIA provides the most comprehensive HPV test in Hong Kong. In addition to covering more than 200 rare HPV genotypes, 33 common clinical HPV genotypes will also be specially identified. Among the high-risk types, in addition to the most widely recognized genotypes 16, 18, the coverage also includes another 17 high-risk virus genotypes, such as the most popular genotypes 45, 52, 58 in Hong Kong.

Pangenia HPV DNA screening effectively decreases cervical cancer assessment’s false negative rate.

Although Pap test has been adapted and proved success of screening cervical cancer for years, its false negative rate is still a major concern. From statistics, nearly 1/3 cervical cancer patient resulted in false negative rate. Pangenia HPV DNA genetic screening sensitivity reaches 98% which provide a more accurate screening. Therefore, the most effective method of preventing cervical cancer is to regularly carry out both HPV DNA screening test and Pap test.

HPV DNA Self-Collection

The Pangenia self-collection kit allows female to collect sample cells themselves. The kit uses the Evalyn Brush from Finland. It has been adapted and currently used worldwide for years; with its innovative design, it is proven safe, secure, accurate and user-friendly. 

The Pangenia self-collection kit does not require any medical professional in assist and still remain its accuracy.

 

Test Specifications

Test Code
Methodology
Specimen Requirements
Turnaround Time
IHH
DNA Flow-through hybridization
Self-sampling device
3 days

FAQs

Q: What type of person have a higher probability being effected by HPV?

A:

  1. Smoking Female 
  2. multiple sexual contacts and sex partners 
  3. low resistance to diseases and decrease of immune system

Q: Do I need to conduct a HPV screening if I don't have any symptoms?

A: Cervical cells may not have any symptoms at mutation or even early stage cervical cancer. Symptoms may appear at cervical cancer final stages. It is recommended that patients still conduct regular screening without symptoms. 

Q: Is it still necessary to undergo HPV screening after HPV vaccination ?

A: Although HPV vaccination can effectively prevent cervical cancer, the HPV vaccine does not provide the same level of protection against infection of all HPV types. It cannot completely eliminate the risk of cervical cancer. Therefore, regular HPV screening is necessary. 

 

Reminders:

  • If the cervical brush have any damage on the packing or the date expires, please do not use.
  • Avoid using virgin oriented products 2 days before collection. Condom and lubricant are fine,
  • Avoid sexual contact 24 hours before sample collect
  • It is not recommended to collect sample during period
  • Please do not use during pregnant
  • Each brush is for one-time collection only, please avoid repeated usage. Repeated usage may lead to diagnostic error and serious infection. 

 

 

 

How to get started

Our tests must be ordered by a doctor. Ask your doctor if a Mygenia test is right for you. We can help you find a doctor if you don’t have one.

I have a doctor