Can blood test detect HPV?


Yes, there are blood tests that can detect the presence of HPV (human papillomavirus) in the body. However, it’s important to note that the majority of HPV infections do not cause any symptoms and clear up on their own without treatment. Therefore, HPV blood tests are not commonly used as a routine screening test for HPV.

The most common way to test for HPV is through a Pap test or an HPV test on cervical cells collected during a gynecological exam. These tests are usually recommended for women aged 21-65 years old, although recommendations may vary depending on individual risk factors and medical history.

In addition, there are specific HPV tests that can detect HPV in men, although routine testing for HPV in men is not generally recommended by most medical organizations.

It’s important to talk to your healthcare provider about the best screening options for your individual situation and to discuss any concerns you may have about HPV.

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