Patient Self-sampling of HPV to Screen for Cervical Cancer


About this study

The purpose of this study is to validate a patient self-sampling vaginal collection kit and laboratory testing for the detection of HPV (human papillomavirus) infection. Its secondary aim is to assess the patient perspective on acceptability and feasibility of a self-sampling approach to cervical cancer screening through a survey of study enrollees. 

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Females ≥ 25 and ≤ 60 years of age.
  • Appointment at Mayo Clinic Rochester in Gynecology Colposcopy Clinic or ICS (integrated community specialty) Colposcopy Clinic (will always include a speculum exam).
  • Appointment at Mayo Clinic Rochester in Gynecology Clinic for indication that will already include a speculum exam (e.g., cervical cancer screening or IUD insertion). 

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Excluded if pregnant.
  • Excluded if no cervix (history of total hysterectomy).
  • Excluded if moderate to heavy vaginal bleeding on the day of the visit.
  • Excluded if reason for visit in Gynecology Clinic is abnormal vaginal discharge.

Eligibility last updated 8/11/22. Questions regarding updates should be directed to the study team contact

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Kathy MacLaughlin, M.D.

Closed-enrolling by invitation

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Not open to everyone who meets the eligibility criteria, but only those invited to participate by the study team.

Contact information:

Kathy MacLaughlin M.D.

(507) 284-6915

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