HPV Home Test Kit

Our home HPV test kit detects strains of HPV that are known to cause cervical cancer

HPV Home Test Kit

Our home HPV test kit detects strains of HPV that are known to cause cervical cancer


Mayfield Clinic’s home HPV test detects strains of HPV which are identified as high risk in the development of cervical cancer. Catching the infection early can prevent the virus spreading or developing into cancer, so regular testing is very important.

Collection Method:

Swab sample

At-home test kit:


About the test

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is easily transmitted via sexual contact, is mostly symptomless and is the cause of almost all cervical cancers. HPV is very common, with an estimated 1 in 2 women contracting the virus in their lifetime. Most of the time, having HPV doesn’t cause any problems but in some people, it can cause abnormal changes to cells that can sometimes turn into cancer.

The test kit contains a simple cervical swab which you can do at home, instructions on how to carry out the test and a pre-paid returns envelope for you to send your sample to the laboratory for testing. You will receive your results via text message within five working days of posting your sample.

Tests for:

HPV 16

HPV 18

A range of other high-risk strains of HPV

Any questions?

There are many reasons to get tested for HPV, including for your own peace of mind. Most women will become infected with at least one strain of HPV in their lifetimes, which in most cases will clear without causing any harm but in some cases, it can cause abnormal cells which develop into cancer. You may want to get checked if:

  • You are worried you could have one of the high risk forms of HPV
  • You have received abnormal test results at a routine cervical screening and want to monitor for any changes between appointments
  • You regularly have unprotected sex, making you more vulnerable to catching HPV
  • You have had unprotected sex with someone who knows they have HPV (genital warts caused by HPV or a positive HPV test result)

There are detailed instructions on how to take your sample inside the test kit. It is easy to use and unlike a cervical smear test performed by a medical professional, it doesn’t include a speculum.

There are over 100 strains of HPV, with certain strains being considered high risk in the development of cervical cancer. If one of these high risk strains is detected in your sample, your results will read as being positive, meaning you are currently infected with a high risk strain of HPV and it is recommended that you book a follow-up appointment with one of our GPs to discuss further tests or treatment. This can be done via our website.

It is important to note that HPV home testing is not a replacement for regular cervical smear tests which are offered on the NHS for women aged 25-64. Regardless of the results of your HPV home test, you should still attend these regular appointments.

HPV is transmitted via skin to skin contact around the genital areas or sharing items which have in contact with the genitals. If you have had unprotected sexual activity or have been exposed to someone who has HPV, you should get tested. There are no symptoms of HPV so testing is the only way to know if you have it.

Other than cervical cancer, HPV can cause genital warts in some people. The home HPV test kit does not test for genital warts.

The time taken to receive your results vary but we aim to get the results back to you within 5 working days of the lab receiving your sample.

Why we're different

Why choose Mayfield Clinic's home test kits

Get peace of mind quickly; five working days is all it takes from order to results when you use Mayfield Clinic's home test kits. We send kits out Monday-Friday using first class post, so they're with you as soon as possible. Results will be communicated to you via text message so once your results are back from the laboratory you will be notified straight away.

An advisory board of GMC registered GPs based in our Oxford clinic oversee all our testing services to ensure the results you receive are reliable and accurate. We send the samples to trusted laboratories, which are also used by the NHS, to analyse the results.

If you are worried about your results or would like to discuss them in more detail, our GPs offer in person or online consultations. They can view your results, explain what they mean for you, and if required, outline next steps or treatment options.

Looking for a different test?

Mayfield Clinic's home test kits allow you to monitor your health in a convenient way. No appointment needed, and no need to visit the GP to complete the tests. All our tests can be purchased on our website and we post test kits out nationwide Mon-Fri using first class post. All tests include full instructions and a pre-paid first class envelope for you to send to the lab, meaning you get your results quickly.

During an appointment at Mayfield Clinic, your GP can instruct you on which test you need to purchase and can answer any questions you may have. Following receipt of your results, should you wish to discuss them in detail an appointment can be made with a GP.

We offer a range of home test kits that you can take in the comfort of your own home. View our full range of home test kits.

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