About our test
Routine screening for HPV infection is the best
approach in the fight against HPV-caused cancer
Fidalab offers a noninvasive quantitative test for
HPV 16 and 18 performed in a CLIA certified laboratory
We only need a 30 second, noninvasive oral rinse sample to detect oral HPV infection.
Sensitive: Detects 10 copies of HPV per reaction.
Specific: Detects HPV 16 and HPV 18, the main HPV types associated with oral cancer; no cross reactivity against other HPV types.
Quantitative: Measures HPV viral load, facilitates follow up.
Our turnaround time is 5-10 business days. Oral HPV test augments visual oral cancer screening.
Our Oral rinse collection kit
What is our HPV test?
Our HPV test is real-time PCR-based Taqman assay to detect the presence of HPV DNA. The use of a Taqman probe improves specificity and avoids detection of non-oncogenic HPV types.
What is our HPV test false negative rate?
Because of our assay setup, the false negative rate is non-existent because we incorporate a control to determine sample input.
How is our Test different from others?
Currently, there is only one other company offering a non-invasive oral HPV test on the market. However, it only uses a regular PCR coupled with restriction digest and gel electrophoresis for genotyping. Compared to this method, our test offers better sensitivity and specificity, thus better overall accuracy.
Can our test help prevent oral cancer?
Oral HPV screening can help detect persistent oral HPV infection, which is the first step in HPV-associated oral cancer development. Through enhanced patient surveillance, precancerous lesions can be detected and treated, ultimately reducing the incidence of oral HPV-associated oral cancer.
What is our test process?
Our process is a simple swish and gargle with Scope mouthwash solution and results are returned promptly. We offer clear and informative data interpretation.
If the test results is HPV negative, you do not have an increased risk of developing oral cancer. However you should still do an annual visual oral cancer screening through your dentist and continue to do an annual oral HPV screening.
If you test positive for oral HPV you might have an increased risk of developing HPV-associated oral cancer. Your dentist should carefully perform a visual oral cancer screening to rule out the presence of any potential precancerous lesions. You should also perform a follow-up oral HPV screening test in 6 months, to determine whether the HPV infection persists or has cleared.
Fidalab is here to help!
- Dentists and dental hygienists are the first line of defense in preventing oral cancer. An annual oral cancer screening is vital. However, HPV-associated oral cancers tend to occur in the back of the mouth, making them hard to detect by visual observation alone. A dental professional cannot see HPV, they cannot feel HPV, but now they can screen for HPV with a simple 30-second non invasive mouth rinse from Fidalab!
- Our HPV assay is quantitative and type-specific. It detects HPV 16 and HPV 18, the two HPV types proven to be associated with oropharyngeal cancer. Our assay provides high sensitivity and specificity, with high reproducibility and precision. Our sales team is ready to partner with you to implement this important screening test in your dental clinic. We provide marketing support, free staff training, patient consultation and more.