Screening & Vaccination
You need pap tests even if you get the HPV vaccine
You may have heard about the HPV vaccine, and how it protects against 4 strains of HPV (human papillomavirus) — 2 of which are high-risk strains that cause roughly 70% of cervical cancers. That's why experts recommend that, even if you get the HPV vaccine, you should continue to get regular pap tests.
The pap test is the single greatest contributor to the decline in cervical cancer. The introduction of the ThinPrep Pap Test has revolutionized pap testing, resulting in greater disease detection.
Is an HPV test right for you? If you’ve had an inconclusive or slightly abnormal pap test or are over age 30, your doctor may order an HPV test, which can be taken from your ThinPrep Pap Test sample.