Steps to Take Your HPV PCR Test
Undress from the waist down.
Remove your underwear.
Remove the swab from the plastic tube.
Avoid touching the tip (soft end of the swab).
Holding the Swab
Hold the swab at the red line.
Stand with your legs apart. Get into a comfortable position by lifting one leg up on a higher surface and squatting slightly.
Inserting the Swab
Insert the swab at a 45-degree angle into your vagina, aiming to insert no further than the red line.
Taking the Sample
Rotate the swab gently 10 times. You might feel slight discomfort but there should not be any pain.
Remove the swab.
If you encounter any difficulty, inform the ROSE staff or your healthcare provider.
Returning the Swab
Slide the swab into the plastic tube and close it firmly.
Place the tube back into the zip lock bag.
Return the bag to the ROSE staff or your healthcare provider.