Physicians Reference Laboratory, Overland Park, Kan, has developed COMPLeTe Care HPV, a commercially available HPV test that allows for early detection and differentiation between all 15 high-risk types of HPV that can lead to cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer is the second most common form of female cancer worldwide with more than 500,000 new cases and 300,000 deaths each year. If detected early, cervical cancer precursors can be treated effectively. Research indicates virtually all cervical cancer is caused by human papillomavirus (HPV).
Physicians Reference Laboratory is a privately owned diagnostic testing lab that specializes in clinical and anatomic pathology services, clinical trial testing, and drug testing for the private and public sectors.