PL Bulletin

HPV Co-Testing vs. HPV Only Testing

Posted by: Sue Severson

The debate between HPV-only testing vs. Pap and HR-HPV testing (co-testing) has recently commanded a lot of attention in the news. Physicians Laboratory continues to encourage both morphology and HPV testing review, which follows current ASCCP guidelines.


Click on the link below to read about the Quest study which concluded that screening with HPV alone misses more cervical cancer.


Pap Plus HPV


Physicians Laboratory pathologists' position regarding this co-testing and HPV alone is described in the following position paper.


Position Paper