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How does the Nurx Home HPV Screening Test work?

Our HPV test screens for 14 high-risk strains of the virus: HPV16 and HPV18, which cause the vast majority of cervical cancer cases – and 12 additional high-risk types. It’s quick, easy and can be done by you in the privacy of your own home.

Once you receive the kit, follow these simple steps:

  1. Write your name and date of birth on the collection tube. A barcode sticker will already be on the collection tube.
  2. After you complete the swab – be sure to break the swab at the perforated line and include the cotton-tipped end of the swab in the tube.
  3. Drop your completed kit off in any USPS mailbox after completing your kit.
  4. We will be in touch with your results ~7 days after you mail your kit back.

When collecting your sample, please keep in mind that you should not collect your sample if you are on your period or are spotting. We recommend you wait at least 2 days after your period/spotting ends to complete your home HPV test.

Please keep in mind that other things that may interfere with the test are substances such as topical medications including antibiotics, vaginal creams, lubes or douches, or an excessive amount of foreign matter in the specimen (e.g., fecal matter, blood, food debris, etc.). If you feel any of these substances might interfere with the collection of your sample, please feel free to message us.

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