Hybrid capture II and polymerase chain reaction for identifying HPV infections in samples collected in a new collection medium: a comparison.


OBJECTIVE To compare the performance of human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA detection by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and Hybrid Capture II (HCII) test (Digene, Gaithersburg, Maryland, U.S.A.) in residual cells left in the collection vials of the DNACitoliq system (Digene Brasil, São Paulo, Brazil). STUDY DESIGN A series of 263 cervical samples collected… (More)