Detection of carcinogenic human papillomavirus in specimens collected with a novel self-sampling device

Philip E. Castle, Asma Aftab, Gilbert Saint-Jean, Luis Mendez

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Abstract

We compared the detection of carcinogenic human papillomavirus DNA in cervicovaginal specimens self-collected using a novel device to the detection in physician-collected cervical specimens from 137 women. The kappa value was 0.66 (95% confidence interval, 0.53 to 0.78), with an 83% overall test agreement and a 68% positive test agreement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2158-2159
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume44
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2006

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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