Get the Home HPV Screening Test

1. Request your Kit
Answer a few health questions, then our partner lab will mail you a kit in discreet packaging.

2. Complete and Return
Collect your sample. Use the pre-paid label and box to send it to the lab for testing.

3. Real Doctors Review
Once your sample is tested, our medical team will reach out to discuss results and next steps.

How it Works

1 Home HPV Testing Kit per order (Medical consult on your results included)

Get the kit and you’re ready to go
Our Home HPV Screening kit comes with everything you need to collect a sample and send it back – prepaid – to our lab.

A quick swirl of the swab is all it takes
No appointment, no awkward pap smear.

Return your kit, get your results
A week after the lab receives your sample, a medical provider will contact you to review results. It’s that easy!

  • Determine your risk for cervical cancer
  • Alternative to a pap smear
  • For women ages 25 to 65
  • Medical consult on your results included
Get the Facts about HPV

HPV is a very common sexually-transmitted virus. An estimated 75% of sexually active adults have had an HPV infection.

Get the Facts about HPV

HPV is a very common sexually-transmitted virus
An estimated 75% of sexually active adults have had an HPV infection.

Without testing it’s hard to tell if you have HPV
Most women don’t experience symptoms. For some, the virus clears without treatment. While with others, it persists unnoticed for years.

We test for HPV strains that cause 70% of cervical cancer cases
There are over 150 different strains of HPV. However, only 14 potentially lead to cancer. Our Home HPV test screens for these high risk HPV strains to determine your risk of cervical cancer.

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Understanding your HPV Lab results

Once your sample has been tested, a medical provider will reach out to discuss your results and next steps if any.

Understanding your HPV Lab results

Once your sample has been tested, a medical provider will reach out to discuss your results and next steps if any.

Negative results
The lab did not detect high risk HPV strains, so your risk of developing cervical cancer is extremely low. No additional screening is needed.

Positive result
Because the lab detected 1 or more high risk strains of HPV, we strongly advise following up directly with your women’s healthcare provider in person for further examination and testing.

Q & A with NP Cristin Hackel

Our HPV specialist answers all your questions.

HPV, or Human Papillomavirus, is a very common virus transmitted through sexual activity. There are over 150 different strains of HPV, and it is the high risk HPV strains that are responsible for about 70% of cases of cervical cancer.

About 75% to 80% of sexually active adults are estimated to have had an HPV infection at some point in their lives. For most, the virus clears on its own without treatment.

It usually takes having a persistent HPV infection for 10 or more years for pre-cancer or cancer to develop. Routine screening and follow-up is the only way to know for sure whether you have persistent HPV.

Cervical cancer is a very slow growing disease. And if caught early is almost always treatable. However, most women do not have symptoms. Finding out whether or not you have HPV is an important step in preventing and treating cervical cancer.

Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms. However, certain HPV strains can cause genital warts, small painless growths that can grow on the vulva, penis or anus. Our home testing kit does not test for the strains that cause genital warts.

A Pap Smear requires that you go to your healthcare provider’s office and receive a speculum exam. This enables your healthcare provider to collect cells from inside of your cervix, which are then observed under a microscope by a cytologist or pathologist. Abnormal cervical cells can indicate cervical cancer or pre-cancer.

A HPV test only requires that a swab sample is collected from inside the vagina, close to but not in the cervix. The sample is screened for the high risk strains of HPV that typically cause cervical cancer.

If high risk HPV DNA is present, a pap smear or a colposcopy is often recommended; these tests are used to determine whether there are cervical cell changes, and if they are discovered, the next step is to begin treatment.

HPV can be transmitted through many types of sexual activity and genital contact. It can also be spread through sharing sex toys or non-penetrative interaction, like body rubbing.

Often cervical cancer does not have symptoms and many symptoms of cervical cancer can be caused by other things. If you have any unusual symptoms: such as unexplained bleeding, abdominal pain or swelling or weight loss – reach out to your Nurx medical team or your in person healthcare provider.

The test kit 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.

No. Having a positive HPV test does not mean the person has pre-cancer or cancer. But it does mean there is potential risk, which should be monitored.

We recommend you wait at least 2 days after your period ends to complete your home HPV test. This is because blood from your period can interfere with the lab’s ability to detect HPV on your sample.

If your results are negative, this means the lab did not detect high risk HPV. Your risk of cervical cancer in the near future (next 3 years) is very low. Because of this, you likely do not need a pap smear or another HPV test for 3 years. However – if you develop unusual symptoms, we would recommend you follow up with for further testing.

If your results are positive for 1 or more of the strains of high risk HPV – this means you are at increased risk for cervical cancer – and we would recommend you follow-up with your local healthcare provider, gynecologist or Planned Parenthood for additional screening – including a cervical pap smear or a colposcopy.

If you have a personal history of cervical cancer, this home test is not an ideal choice for you. We would recommend you have regular follow-up with an in-person healthcare provider for screening and monitoring to ensure there is not a recurrence.

Our partner lab will process our home HPV test samples. Our lab partners are HIPAA compliant and fully licensed CAP and CLIA-certified.

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