How Accurate is an HPV Test? I had Some Menstrual Bleeding During the Test?

by Rachel on January 21, 2011

I had an HPV test along with my pap a short while ago. It came back negative. However, I am concerned because I have Endometriosis and take meds that cause me to bleed on a regular basis. I had some slight bleeding the day of my tests.

If I had menstrual blood in my cervix could it have made the test less accurate

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Lauren January 21, 2011 at 11:48 am

when they take samples for the HPV they are actually taking a very small part of your cervix and testing it for the virus. blood shouldn’t interfere with that. if the lab thought that the sample was at all compromised they would ask for another collection

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