BC Cancer Cervix Screening is conducting a pilot in Central Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast to assess how best to offer self-collection kits for HPV-based screening at home.
At-home cervix screening offers an innovative approach to increase screening capacity within the system and has been shown to reduce barriers to screening.
Patients in communities within Central Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast have been invited to participate in the pilot by mail. After a patient collects their sample, it is delivered to the lab where HPV testing will be performed. Several mailing strategies will be tested during the pilot.
The program will evaluate attendance at recommended follow-up through the pathways of care (follow-up Pap, colposcopy and/or treatment as needed) after a positive result.Learn more
- At-Home Cervix Screening
- At-Home Cervix Screening: Instructions
- At-Home Cervix Screening: Results
- At-Home Cervix Screening Kit Instructions