Over 14,000 new cases of invasive cervical cancer are diagnosed every year and it is most frequently diagnosed in women ages 35 to 44.  In 2021, an estimated 4,290 women died of cervical cancer. Before the introduction of the Pap test, cervical cancer was one of the most common causes of cancer death in women in the United States.

According to the American Cancer Society, there are several factors that increase a woman’s risk of developing cervical cancer. One of the most important risk factors is human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. If left untreated, high-risk types of HPV can become chronic infection and cause cervical cancer. Studies show that 95% of cervical cancers are detected when a Pap and HPV co-testing is performed.

Pap + HPV co-testing is one of the recommended screening methods for cervical cancer for women ages 30 – 65 by organizations like ACS, ACOG, ASCCP, and SGO. To learn more about our testing options, visit the online PathGroup Directory of Services at http://www.pathgroup.com/clinical/testing-menu/.


PathGroup is one of the country’s largest providers of comprehensive women’s health laboratory services. PathGroup offers a full continuum of testing services for women.

With Her at Every Stage of Life

Adolescent Years

  • Pap test
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STI)
  • Vaginal infections

Reproductive Years

  • Pap and HPV
  • Prenatal screening
  • Reproductive genetics
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STI)

Middle-Age Years

  • Cancer risk assessment
  • Pap and HPV
  • Preventive care
  • Well-woman exam

Mature Years

  • Cancer screening and diagnosis
  • Chronic disease management
  • Well-woman exam


For Physicians. By Physicians.


The PathGroup Women’s Health team consists of fellowship-trained members with deep sub-specialty expertise. They understand the laboratory test information healthcare providers need to make the most appropriate medical care decisions for each patient. Dedicated to both clinical accuracy and innovation, our leadership team is readily accessible to our healthcare provider partners in support of the patients they care for.


A Culture of Excellence


PathGroup’s commitment to physician and patient satisfaction means that our team is readily accessible to our Women’s Health partners. Healthcare providers are encouraged to contact any member of our team at any time. PathGroup Women’s Health provides unparalleled advantages:

  • Access to a broad managed care network
  • Accurate test results
  • Around-the-clock technology support
  • Comprehensive, high-quality laboratory testing services, including cytopathology, cytogenetics, molecular diagnostics, anatomic pathology
  • Convenient test ordering and clear, concise reporting of results
  • Immediate access to pathology sub-specialty expertise
  • Industry-leading turnaround times
  • Personalized account management
  • Unsurpassed customer service for providers and patients


Seamless Technology Integration


PathGroup uses the latest in proprietary and industry-standard technology to deliver fast, accurate results. Our technology platforms are designed to make the work of the Women’s Health providers more effective and efficient, so they can focus on what matters most, their patients.



To learn more about our Women’s Health services and to partner with PathGroup, contact PathGroup Sales Support at 888.410.4618 or salessupport@pathgroup.com.




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