The revolution in cervical cancer screening starts with you.

We are looking for individuals with a cervix ages 25 to 65 to participate in a revolutionary new study that aims to make easy self-collection for cervical cancer a reality: SELF CERV - Self Collection for Cervical Cancer Screening.

Cervical cancer is cancer that starts in the cervix. The majority of cervical cancers are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) and testing for HPV is one of the best ways to protect yourself from developing cervical cancer.

Goodbye stirrups, hello independence.

Did you know that 1 in 3 eligible people don’t get regularly screened for cervical cancer? At Teal Health, we believe in accessibility and autonomy when it comes to your health. That’s why we’re developing a new way to easily screen for cervical cancer with a simple self-collection method that tests for HPV (human papillomavirus - the virus that can cause cervical cancer). If FDA approved, self-collection could be possible from the comfort of your home. No waiting rooms. No invasive speculum.

But first, we need your help to get our self-collection kit approved by the FDA. Join us as we reimagine a better way to take your health into your own hands.

Collecting your sample is designed to be easy.

An overwhelming majority of participants in Teal’s first clinical study report that they’d recommend self-collection using the Teal Wand to their friends and family.


study participants prefer self-collection after trying the Teal Wand1

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more than 90% of study participants complete the sample in less than 2 minutes


collection success for those participants who sampled with the Teal Wand1
1 Internal data at Teal Health

Here's how the study works.

In less than one hour, you can help to change the way people screen for cervical cancer, for convenience, privacy, and comfort
Step 1

Self-collect using the Teal Wand.

You will use the Teal Wand to quickly and gently swab your cervix and vagina. You’ll then place the swab in a provided container and return it to the research staff.
Step 2

Complete a speculum exam.

To verify your self-collection results for this study, you’ll need to complete a traditional speculum exam/pap collection performed by a healthcare professional. (If we get FDA approval, this could be your last one!)
Step 3

Complete a few simple surveys.

Before you leave, you’ll answer a few questions about the Teal Wand, your overall experience, and provide any feedback you may have.
Step 4

Answer an email or phone call.

About one week after your screening, the study site will contact you to check in and ask a few follow-up questions. This can be a phone call or email — your choice.
Step 5

Receive up to $100 for your participation and full study completion.

The clinical study site will compensate you for your participation and follow-up.

What questions can we answer for you?

What is cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer starts in the cells of the cervix, the area that connects your uterus to your vagina. It’s caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and develops slowly over time. HPV is now used to screen for cancer, which allows people to collect a sample from their vagina/cervix themselves. This is what we will be testing for.

When found early, cervical cancer and precancer are highly treatable. This is exactly why we’re working to make self-screening as simple and accessible as possible.

Why should I participate in this study?

This study is a critical part of our FDA-approval process. If we obtain FDA-approval, our self-collection kit can be made available and make screening easier, accessible and available across the country — thanks to your help.

This is an important part of Teal Health’s mission to bring independence and autonomy to healthcare. We envision a future where any eligible person  can easily self-test for cervical cancer in the comfort and privacy of their own homes.

Who’s eligible to participate?

Anyone 25-65 years old with an intact cervix is welcome to participate. An intact cervix means that no part of your cervix has been removed through either a hysterectomy or prior treatment for a cervical lesion or problem.

If you have previously tested positive for high-risk HPV or have had an abnormal pap smear in the last 6 months, you’re especially encouraged to join our study.

Where can I participate?

We currently have testing locations in nine US states. Here’s the list:

Arizona: Phoenix and Tucson

California:  San Francisco Bay Area

Colorado:  Denver

Connecticut:  New Haven 

Louisiana:  Baton Rouge and New Orleans

Massachusetts:  Boston 

Minnesota:  Minneapolis/St. Paul 

Missouri:  St. Louis

Texas:  Houston and San Antonio

Wisconsin:  Madison

If you’re not located in any of these regions but want to know when self-screening from Teal Health is available in your area, join our waitlist.

Is self-screening safe?

Our self-screening kit has been under study for a year with no injuries or problems reported. The study is approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) that oversees the rights, safety and welfare of all participants.  You will be able to ask all questions and understand your rights as a study patient if you choose to participate by signing an Informed Consent.  

The study is currently taking place at fully-qualified clinical locations with people who can help if you have any issues or questions during your experience. 

Self-collection is available in many parts of the world.  It’s time for the US to join that list!

Is the Teal Health cervical cancer screening FDA-approved?

Not yet, but that’s why your participation is so important! With more research, we are working to get our self-collection kit approved, which means it can be available for patients around the country and reimbursed by health insurance providers.

Can the study results count for my regular screening?

Participation in this study is voluntary and for research purposes only so it can’t replace your regular screening. You should keep up to date according to your healthcare provider, but with your help and service to all patients through this study, we hope to make keeping up to date with screening easier for all. We thank you for your contribution!

Does it cost money?

Nope! This study is completely free to participate in and those who qualify and complete the study will receive up to $100 as compensation for your time and contribution to the research.

How will I receive compensation for this study?

Each clinical site will have a method for compensating you for your participation.

Let’s work together to prevent cervical cancer.

We’re looking for people with a cervix ages 25 to 65 to participate in a revolutionary new study that aims to make easy self-collection for cervical cancer a reality. Find a participating center and contribute to making this a reality in the US.