A genital warts test is conducted in various forms. The usual practice is through a visual examination. A genital wart is caused by the human papilloma virus which is transmitted through any form of sexual contact with an infected person.
The warts associated with this viral infection usually grow in the genital and anal area of an infected person and size ranges in from very small ones that are almost invisible to the eye, to large shaft-like growth mass that resembles cauliflower.
It can also be like small lesions that are sometimes reddish in color. These are the signs that a genital warts test looks for in order for a doctor to prescribe a cure.
These are the warts that are observed in a genital warts test. For those warts that are invisible to the naked eye, further testing is conducted through the use of acetic acid or vinegar.
Any genital warts in the area that has been applied with the acetic acid will turn white that is readily visible to the eye. Once it has been determined that it is indeed genital warts, you and your doctor can decide on the form of treatment that will fit your financial status or personal circumstances.
However genital warts test for those that are not on the surface of the body requires a different testing method. There are genital warts that can be found in side the vagina or the uterus and these requires a different testing method.