Self-collected Samples for Testing of Oncogenic Human Papillomavirusenglish
Women in Ontario for whom cervical cancer screening is recommended with an emphasis on those who are never or seldom (> three years) screened by clinicians.
What is the role of self-sampling for human papillomavirus (HPV) testing as an alternative to cervical cancer screening by clinicians (i.e., Pap test)? Specifically, for HPV DNA testing:
- What are the potential benefits and harms of self-sampling?
- Is it feasible for women to successfully perform self-sampling?
- With self-sampling, are samples obtained by women adequate for analysis?
- What is the accuracy of self-sampling?
- Is self-sampling acceptable to women?
- Is self-sampling appealing to women?
- Do specific characteristics of women influence preferences regarding self-sampling?
- Is self-sampling appropriate for women who are never or seldom screened by clinicians?