OraRisk® HPV Testing From OralDNA Labs
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common virus groups in
the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control, at least 20 million
people in the United States are infected with HPV and there are approximately 6
million new cases
Oral HPV is a manifestation of the HPV virus in the mouth, and is primarily found in the oropharyngeal complex. Specific types of oral HPV are now considered to be separate and serious risk factor for developing oral cancers. Early detection and identification of the presence or absence of oral HPV is important, as early oral HPV infections do not typically cause any clinical signs or symptoms.
The OraRisk® HPV test is a non-invasive, easy-to-use screening tool to
identify the type(s) of oral HPV, a mucosal viral infection that could
potentially lead to oral cancer. OraRisk® HPV enables the clinician
to establish increased risk for oral cancer and determine appropriate referral
and monitoring conditions.
Collecting a sample is easily administered chairside, taking about one minute to complete:
- Patient swishes and gargles a saline solution for 30 seconds
- Patient expectorates into funneled collection tube
- Funnel is removed and cap is secured to top of collection tube
- Sample is labeled with patient name and date of birth