FDA Approves First Self-Test Collection Kit for HPV

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a kit that will allow women to collect their own vaginal sample for HPV screening, a move that could increase early detection in those at risk for cervical cancer.

Women will be able to swab themselves in privacy at a doctor’s office, clinic or pharmacy, and the sample will then be sent off for analysis.

Source: Advances and More licensed by HealthDay