The self-collection HPV test is validated, using a CE marked sample collector device for vaginal cell collection. This sample is then sent to the medically-led laboratory for processing for 14 high risk HPV DNA subtypes (individual reporting of subtypes 16 and 18 and also gives a collective result for the other high risk subtypes: 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 66, 68). The HPV self-test enables you to take a sample in confidence, at a place and time convenient for you.
What is included in the HPV test kit?
Your HPV test will include:
- Qvintip self sampling wand
- Protective packing wallet
- Request form
- Prepaid envelope
Your parcel will be small and discreet, and no one will know what is inside. After you’ve taken the sample, all you need to do is post it to us and we’ll do the rest.
How do I take a sample?
Your HPV test will require a vaginal swab sample. Don’t worry: your self-test kit contains full instructions.
When I will know the results?
You’ll know your results within 2-5 days of our laboratory receiving your sample.
Your test will report:
- Individual for subtypes 16 and 18
- Collective for subtypes: 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 66, 68
The test for HPV is simple and, despite what you may have heard, painless. If you test positive for HPV, please don’t panic. raTrust specialists will help you.
Why do I need to get tested?
Unfortunately in most cases, the HPV is harmless and causes no symptoms and that’s why it is so important that it is tested for regularly, every year at a minimum. It’s essential to know the state of your health, because persistent presence of high-risk types of HPV can cause cervical lesions which over time may develop into cancer if untreated. Testing for HPV determines the presence, or absence, of HPV and will determine CIN and cervical cancer. Don’t wait until it’s too late and please don’t be scared – if your result comes up positive, we will help you!
What are the facts?
- In 2015, 68,310 people were tested positive for HPV in England
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the primary cause of nearly all cervical cancer
- Around 3,000 women in the UK are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year
- The HPV test: the test that helps you check your risk of cervical cancer at an early stage
- In some cases the self-collected HPV samples are more accurate than healthworker samples
Find out more about Human Papillomavirus (HPV):
How much does the HPV test cost in other shops?
- £44.95 – raTrust Shop
- £48.00 – Superdrug Online Doctor (onlinedoctor.superdrug.com)
- unavailable – Lloyds Pharmacy (onlinedoctor.lloydspharmacy.com)
- unavailable – Nationwide Pharmacies (nationwidepharmacies.co.uk)
- unavailable – Test Diagnostics (testdiagnostics.com)
- £72.90 – The STI Clinic (thesticlinic.com)
- unavailable – The GUM Clinic (thegumclinic.com)
- £74.00 – Testd (testd.com)
*Prices updated on 06.01.2017 (including postage and delivery cost).