Self-sampling HPV device
Quick Brush is a self-sampling HPV device that’s a reliable alternative to a pap smear. It is a simple, quick and discreet way to test for high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV), which is responsible for approximately 90% of HPV-associated cervical cancers.
Why Quick Brush?
Quick Brush is a self–sampling intravaginal device that allows the collection of cervicovaginal ﬂuid as an alternative to pap smear. It is a simple, quick and discreet manner of collecting samples to test for the presence of HPV.
The easy to use device is designed to be inserted in the same way as a sanitary tampon. The sample is then sent to the pathology laboratory by the healthcare professional or women’s health clinic.
Our goal is to reduce the barriers that prevent women from screening for HPV. We believe that by offering alternative means to testing that we can significantly improve screening rates.
Regular HPV screening can prevent cervical cancer. However, many women who would benefit from HPV testing are not engaging with existing services, either due to availability in their area or due to constraints in time, costs involved, or perception about how the process is carried out. Quick Brush helps to overcome these issues by allowing a screening sample to be taken in the privacy of the woman’s home or health clinic.
Benefits of Quick Brush
- The design mimics most commercially available sanitary tampons, making the procedure familiar, therefore minimising apprehension of incorrect insertion and positioning.
- Suitable for practitioner-collected or self-sampled specimens.
- An ideal solution for self-sampling: collecting, shipping and ease of processing in the laboratory.
- The soft and flexible brush collects sufficient cell material, regardless of the age or health of the woman concerned.
What is HPV?
How is HPV transmitted?
What are the symptoms of an HPV infection?
What are the symptoms of cervical cancer?
- Bleeding after intercourse, douching, or a pelvic examination.
- Bleeding after menopause.
- Blood spots or light bleeding between or following periods.
- Increased vaginal discharge.
- Menstrual bleeding that is longer and heavier than usual.
- Pain during sexual intercourse.
- Unexplained, persistent pelvic and/or back pain.
What does it mean if my results are negative or positive for HPV?
Positive result: This means the lab detected one or more high-risk strains of HPV. This is not a cancer diagnosis. It just means you are at a higher likelihood of getting cervical cancer. It’s recommended that you follow up in person with your healthcare professional for routine monitoring and testing.
What is the difference between pap smear and HPV test?
During a HPV test, a sample of cells is taken from your cervix in the same way it is for a Pap test. Instead of looking for cell changes in your cervix, the HPV test looks for the types of human papillomavirus (HPV) which can cause cells to change and, in some cases, cause cervical cancer.
What does the Quick Brush device look for?
If I test positive for HPV do I have cervical cancer?
Can I use Quick Brush if I have been previously diagnosed with cervical cancer?
Can I use the Quick Brush while I'm on my period?
How much does the Quick Brush HPV self-sampling kit cost?
Quick Brush self-sampling HPV device may be purchased online for AUD $20 + postage and handling.
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Quick Brush self-sampling device
Quick Brush is a self–sampling intra vaginal device that allows the collection of cervicovaginal ﬂuid as an alternative to Pap Smear. It is a simple, quick and discreet manner of collecting samples to test for the presence of HPV.