HPV DNA test Molecular techniques are used to identify HPV DNA. The ones most commonly used are the HPV test and PCR-based detection. Read Also How is an HPV infection diagnosed? What symptoms should I have in order to get tested? Pap test At what age should testing start and when should it stop? Can pregnant women be tested? How frequently should I get a Pap test? Is any preparation required for pap test? Is it necessary for women who are not sexually active to have pap tests? Is it necessary for women who have had a hysterectomy to be tested? Liquid-based Pap test (Thin Prep) Traditional Pap test “Abnormal cells” on Pap smear: what is the next step? What is a colposcopy? Is a biopsy always necessary? Is my HPV infection an old or a recent one? What is the difference between the Pap test and a colposcopy and biopsy? Do I have premalignant lesions caused by HPV?