Self-swabbing at home an option under HPV test revamp: expert

Women will need to attend their GP to collect the kit and for follow-up, Professor Marion Saville says

Women who self-swab for HPV DNA after MBS criteria are relaxed next year will be allowed to perform the test at home, a leading cervical cancer screening expert says.

Professor Marion Savillekn
Professor Marion Saville.

On Monday, Minister for Health Greg Hunt announced all women in the national screening program would be eligible for self-collection from 1 July 2022, scrapping current rules that limited