Oral HPV testing
I have been getting a few inquiries from clinicians about HPV testing on Oral samples. Specifically, if a patient has a lesion or spot on the tongue, can we do HPV testing? I have researched it and even though research shows a connection between oral cancer and high risk HPV, there is no information about testing. As far as I can tell, the only way to do a test is on tissue (a biopsy).
Does anyone have even the slightest bit of info on this? Thanks!