Cervical Cancer Screening: Younger Than 25 Years

Some types of human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted viral infection, are high risk and can cause cervical cancer. Screening options for the prevention and early detection of cervical cancer depend on the age of the individual. Some organizations recommend cytology every 3 years for individuals with a cervix who are 21-24 years of age, whereas other organizations recommend screening beginning at 25 years of age.

Refer to ARUP Laboratories’ test offerings below.