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
Professor Marion Savillekn
Professor Marion Saville.

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.

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 vaginal self-swabbing to under-screened women.