Human papillomavirus infection

Key information

Appropriate Tests

Cutaneous warts

Clinical diagnosis; testing not indicated.

Genital (including cervical) warts

Cervical cytology, lesion biopsy.

Human papillomavirus DNA testing may be used to identify types that are associated with an increased risk of malignancy. Test by NAA.

Laryngeal warts

Human papillomavirus DNA (HPV PCR).


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