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Usually the PAP test can show changes in the patients with HPV infection and there is a specialised test done along with PAP test in suspected cases from cervical smear.
HPV 16/18 Qualitative Real Time PCR.
HPV types 16 and 18 account for 70% of all cervical cancers.
But these test can be done in female sexual partners.
In my opinion your best bet is to wait for her results and stop getting anxious for the time being.
Also from what i can judge from your question is that you are reading too much about HPV infection and STD and this can some time cause anxiety as we used to have during our intial years in medical education.( Medical Student Syndrome)
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Her results won;t be back for 10 days and I'm not sure it will be the right type of testing. As you can imagine - she was not happy when I asked her to go.
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Pap smear is the gold standard test to look for the changes in the cervix.
If atypical cells are seen specific HPV PCR test are done and also coloposcopy is done.So PAP smear is a routine test for screening.