Self-collection HPV testing gets green light

Self-collected HPV testing will be part of the National Cervical Cancer Screening program rolling out in May 2017.

In addition to transitioning from two to five-yearly testing, the new program will include a self-collection option aimed at the estimated 17% of women who have tended to avoid conventional Pap smears.  

While self-collected testing has been found to be a palatable alternative for unscreened and