HPV/STD Self-collection Kit

GynPad® enables easy and convenient sample collection for DNA test of HPV screening (for cervical cancer) and
various STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections). It relieves patients from the burden of visiting clinics for vaginal
examination as in the traditional sampling process and also ensures preservation of collected sample during
transportation and analysis.

What is HPV?

HPV - Human Papillomavirus
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a DNA virus, from papillomavirus family,
of which more than 150 types are identified. More than 40 types are known to be transmitted
through sexual contact and infect the anus and genitals. Risk factors for persistent HPV infections
include early age of first sexual intercourse, multiple partners, smoking, and poor immune function.
Occasionally, it can spread from a mother to her baby during pregnancy.

Global HPV Statistics
The most
common infection
over 75% of Women
have had HPV infection
during lifetime
14 million anogenital
HPV infections per year
In developing
countries, cervicalcancer
is 2nd-most fatal
528,000 cases of cervical
cancer were estimated
(2012, WHO)
270,000 deaths annually
Almost everyone experiences HPV
infection, at least once in a lifetime

In all cases, 75% of people experiences HPV infection more than
once in his/her lifetime. Usually, it cures naturally. Still, half of
infections include high-risk complex infections (infection of
multiple types) and may lead to cancer development.

HPV DNA Test (molecular diagnosis)

The traditional Pap test only tells cell-level infection of HPV, lacks
of genotype information of such infection.
In addition, research tells about 30% of cervical cancer cases are
found to be negative (normal) with previous Pap test.

HPV DNA test requires only small
amount of sample, while provding
accurate and informative test result.
Multiplexed Analysis
Provides informative test result -
high-risk HPV types and low-risk
HPV types are analysed accurately.
Early detection of cancer transition
Regular HPV test for preventing
cancer development is
recommended by gynecologists.
Cervical Cancer?

Cervical cancer is a cancer arising from the CERVIX. It's due to the abnormal growth of cells
around the cervix. 2nd most prevalent women's cancer in Korea, which is estimated to have
4,000 cases yearly. Worldwide estimate is around 528,000 cases per year.

The Cause -
main cause of Cervical Cancer

Virtually all of cervical cancer cases are caused by HPV (Human
Papillomavirus) infection. There are more than 150 types of HPVs
but not all types of HPV causes cervical cancer. HPVs are categor
ized as high-risk and low-risk types, where HPV type 16, 18 are the
most commn cause of all cervical cancers. There are several
more high-risk types such as 31, 33, 35, 45, 52, 58, 59 and others
are considered to be important with cancer development.

Symptoms of Cervical Cancer

Typically, no symptoms are seen on early stages. Later symptoms
may include abnormal vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain, or pain
during sexual intercourse. Abnormal vaginal bleeding may
appear after the menopause or irregular appearance out of
period. Also, vaginal secretion may increase, and may involve
with pelvic pain in some cases. If cancer is spreaded to bladder
or organs around, dysuria or haematuria may be found.

Early Detection Really Matters

Regular HPV test for preventing cancer development is
recommended by gynecologists. Conventional Pap smear test is
typically performed but it lacks of accuracy and information on
risk estimation. Regular checkup with HPV DNA test is the best
tool to screen out cancer development.

01 Demanding, and invasive traditional sampling process

Typical sampling process requires patients to visit clinics for sampling, and is also invasive - requiring vaginal
examination conducted by trained clinicians for pap sample preparation.

02 TCM's : A sanitation pad-type self-collection kit user friendly to women that
                                                    enables easy & convenient sampling

Sample collection can be done at-home through simple steps. It's safe and keeps privacy. Wear it as ordinary pad. Separate the filter from the pad
after 8-10 hours and insert it into the provided preservative vial. Send it over to hour laboratory as indicated.
Fast and accurate HPV / STI DNA test results will be sent to you within a few days.

03 TCM's HPV DNA Chip Test & STI DNA Test

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection appears to be involved in development
of virtually all cervical cancer cases. TCM's GynPad® enables convenient
sample collection without visiting a clinic for traditional, invasive vaginal
examination for sampling. Instead, GynPad® provides easy and convenient
sampling by using familiar pad-type at-home collection, and can be used
for HPV and most STI DNA tests providing high-accuracy results.

  • Privacy
  • Easy & Convenient
  • Accurate
  • Molecular Analysis