Health Science Report
Site Navigation

Research that helps:

Other Topics: HPV in Man, HPV, HPV Virus Symptom, HPV Wart, High Risk HPV Type, Cervical Cancer Human Papilloma Virus, Human Papillomavirus, Cervical Cancer Symptom, Pap Smear Result, Genital Wart Pictures

Home  > Genital Warts > Digene Hybrid Capture® HPV DNA Test

Digene Hybrid Capture® HPV DNA Test

A Digene Test requires either a cervical swab, penile urethral swab, or biopsy material of a wart, the cervix, or vagina. It is generally performed by an OB-GYN doctor (for women), or by an urologist (for men).

The Digene Hybrid Capture® HPV DNA Test picks up about 25% of the HPV types which represent the most common and/or most serious types. These types are divided into 2-3 different groups, such as low risk, moderate risk, and high risk groups.

The Digene Test determines in which groups the HPV type(s) are located. The test does not determine the specific types present, just the specific groups. The Digene Hybrid Capture® HPV DNA Test may be falsely negative, meaning that it fails to detect HPV even when HPV is present. This is particularly true for the HPV types that the Digene Test is not designed to detect.

Research Topics

Click a topic button

Cervical Dysplasia
Genital Warts
Plantar Warts
Genital Herpes
Oral Herpes
Other Conditions

Dr. Joe Glickman, Jr., M.D.

Copyright © 1996-2016 by Health Science Report™ for the following: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional.