Determination of HPV type 16 and 18 viral load in cervical smears of women referred to colposcopy.

@article{Carcopino2006DeterminationOH,
  title={Determination of HPV type 16 and 18 viral load in cervical smears of women referred to colposcopy.},
  author={Xavier Carcopino and Mireille Henry and Dominique Benmoura and A S Fallabregues and Herv{\'e} M Richet and L{\'e}on Boubli and Catherine Tamalet},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2006},
  volume={78 8},
  pages={1131-40}
}
It has been recognized that human papillomavirus infection is the major causal factor for high-grade cervical lesions. The aim of the study was to evaluate the relationship between HPV 16 and 18 viral loads and cervical status in different age strata. A duplex real time PCR method was devised to determine HPV 16 and 18 viral load per million of human cells using an in house plasmidic construct as a standard of quantification. The 151 cervical scrapes were collected before colposcopic… CONTINUE READING
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