Chapter 10: HPV testing on cervical cancer specimens: which assay can be used in cervical cancer screening.

Last updated on 3-1-2024 by Marie Malingreau

Peer reviewed scientific article




HPV-based screening offers more effective prevention against cervical cancer than cytology-based screening. Managers of screening programmes need to know which HPV tests are credible and have evidence-based performance in primary screening. Systematic reviews have assessed which high-risk HPV DNA tests are sufficiently reproducible and have non-inferior clinical accuracy compared to standard comparator tests already evaluated in large randomised trials. Other reviews compared the cross-sectional and longitudinal performance of hrHPV mRNA tests with validated DNA tests. These reviews are upd…

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