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post #14 of (permalink) Old 03-01-2017, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Not sure what to do - Positive HPV test

Originally Posted by EleGirl View Post
Could it be that her test is a false positive? Can a second test be run?
In the limited time I've had to do research, I've found that there is a fairly high false positive rate for this test and all this angst may be for nothing. One site quotes that due to the difficulty in detection, they look for any viral markers and, when found in conjunction with abnormal cells, you can get up to a 16% false positive result... meaning that a virus is there but 16% of the time it wasn't HPV or at least one of the STI HPVs. She is getting retested as part of the follow up any way so hopefully those results will give us some clarity.
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