Results Of HPV DNA Examination?
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HPV DNA testing is an examination conducted on women to detect whether there is an HPV virus infection with a high risk type for the occurrence of cancer. HPV (human papilloma virus) viruses that can cause cervical cancer are HPV-16, HPV-18, HPV-31, HPV-33, HPV-35, HPV-45, HPV-52, and HPV-58 types. Examination is done by detecting viral DNA genes in cervical cells. So, the examination will be preceded by sampling the patient's cervical cell or cervix by the obstetrician.
This examination needs to be done, because cervical cancer is one of the causes of death in women with cancer, in addition to breast cancer. Meanwhile, women infected with the virus that causes cervical cancer often have no symptoms. So it needs to be done early detection and prevention through this inspection, one of them. This examination can be done every 3-5 years.
There are 2 results from this examination, namely normal or negative and positive. If normal, then the patient can calm down, for further examinations in 3-5 years. Or may undergo HPV vaccination if needed. Meanwhile, in patients with positive results, indicating that patients infected with high-risk HPV virus, but not necessarily suffering from cervical cancer. For this, further examination is needed, including colposcopy and biopsy. And in patients will be carried out periodic monitoring and treatment of cervical cells that are not normal, according to the results of further examinations above. Because it has been infected, vaccination cannot be carried out.
So you immediately consult with your doctor who requested an examination, to be matched with clinical data. Next will undergo further examination, then periodic monitoring and treatment.
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