Self-sample HPV tests are just as good as doctors

The women had no trouble following the instructions and would use them in the future

Mailing self-collection testing kits to women is as effective as testing by doctors when it comes to detecting high-risk HPV, US research suggests.

Researchers from the University of North Carolina mailed two home-testing kits to 193 low-income women, aged 30-64, who were overdue for screening.

Some had no recorded history of ever receiving a Pap test.