THE NEW KIND OF PAP SMEAR FOR WOMEN
One Test – Multiple Detections
GenPap is cutting edge technology that allows doctors to take one sample, your normal vaginal/cervical sample collected for a Pap, and test for a multitude of organisms. It is a way to allow the laboratory to test the exact cells of the vaginal and cervical area to rule out sexually transmitted diseases (STD), bacterial vaginosis, human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes cervical cancer, herpes simplex virus 1 and 2, mycoplasma, and several types of yeast. Normally these tests would be done separately which would require more time, more samples and more money. GenPap does it all. It is easy, quick and may be completely covered by your insurance. If you are due for your annual women’s wellness exam, we encourage you to come to Arizona Natural Medicine to get the GenPap and be as comprehensive as possible with your female health without spending more money. Many women have unexplained infertility and/or have experienced pregnancy loss. GenPap provides a panel of possible organisms that maybe associated with these problems. They also have the ability to rule out a multitude of causes of vaginitis and cervicitis. In addition, they offer the technology to determine which strain of HPV you may have. Most Paps will give you a positive or negative of the high risk group of HPV. GenPap can specifically type the HPV and determine if you have HPV16 or HPV18, the most cancer causing types. Instead of doing a separate STD panel which can be extremely expensive and may require you to have an extra visit with your doctor, GenPap does it all. To get familiar with this technology the following questions and answers will convince you this test is revolutionary and every single woman should have it.
WHAT IS GENPAP?
GenPap is the most cutting-edge test currently available that will detect organisms in the vaginal/cervical area that may potentially cause you some issues now or sometime in the future. GenPap tests for causes related to the following diseases, infections or conditions: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Bacterial Vaginosis, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Anogenital Warts, Cervical Cancer, Trichomonas vaginalis, Cervicitis, Vulvovaginal Candidiasis, Anogenital Herpes (Herpes simplex 1 and 2), Nongonoccocal Urethritis (NGU), Chancroid, Lymphogranuloma venereum (Chlamydia trachomatis L1, L2, L3), and Syphilis.
WHO IS GENPAP FOR?
GenPap is essentially for all women. There are different profiles depending on the woman’s needs or situation.
This profile is important for women who are trying to conceive or are planning to conceive in the near future. It tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and other types of bacteria that may cause an infection. PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease) is a serious infection that can lead to pregnancy complications or infertility.
STI SCREENING/PREGNANCY PROFILE
If you are pregnant, it is essential that you are given a comprehensive test to ensure that you do not have a disease or infection that may cause harm to your baby during the pregnancy. This screening profile will detect all those organisms and will help you and your healthcare provider manage your pregnancy. This screening profile is also essential to give women peace of mind when entering a new relationship or if they have had unprotected sex.
CERVICITIS/VAGINITIS/URETHRITIS PROFILE AND/OR THE STI LESION PROFILE
Sometimes, women have issues in their genital region and find it hard to communicate with their healthcare provider. It could be an infection that they’ve decided to self-treat, but the issue keeps coming back. A woman can have a suspicion that something “just isn’t right”. The C/V/U profile or the STI Lesion Profile will help you and your healthcare provider get the answers and eliminate the cause of pain or discomfort.
WHAT IS AN STI?
STI stands for sexually transmitted infections, but is a general term that covers most vaginal infections. It is not a judgment or a reflection of a lifestyle to get the test done.
WHAT ARE THE DISEASES/INFECTIONS THAT GENPAP COVERS?
Chlamydia/Gonorrhea, HPV, Herpes, Genital lesions, Cervicitis, Urethritis, Vaginitis. Some are sexually transmitted, while others are caused by different factors such as douching, IUD, antibiotics, poor hygiene, medical conditions such as diabetes, etc.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM POSITIVE FOR AN ORGANISM?
Depending on the organism that was found, your doctor may prescribe topical or oral antibiotics, anti-fungal remedies, and may suggest that your partner be tested as well. Some organisms are “silent” and do not exhibit any symptoms. Your doctor may suggest repeat testing after prescribing medication. Your doctor may also choose to wait and see approach in instances where the situation may correct itself without medication.
IS THIS A BLOOD TEST?
The GenPap will be part of your pelvic exam. The doctor will collect a sample from the vaginal/cervical area, just as they would during a Pap exam.
HOW MUCH IS THIS TEST GOING TO COST ME?
The GenPap test includes your annual Pap test, in addition to, testing for HPV high risk strains associated with cervical cancer, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) except HIV and Hepatitis, Candida, Bacterial Vaginosis and Mycoplasma. These tests if done separately cost well over $1000.00 but with GenPap you only pay $80 if you have any type of insurance. If you don’t have insurance you pay a reduced fee. GenPap is one of the most comprehensive and affordable tests available for women with one visit and one swab.