Inclusion of HPV testing in routine cervical cancer screening for women above 29 years in Germany: results for 8466 patients

@article{Petry2003InclusionOH,
  title={Inclusion of HPV testing in routine cervical cancer screening for women above 29 years in Germany: results for 8466 patients},
  author={K U Petry and Susanne Menton and Michael Menton and F van Loenen-Frosch and H de Carvalho Gomes and Barbara A Holz and Betti Schopp and S Garbrecht-Buettner and Philippa R Davies and Gerd Boehmer and Erica L. T. van den Akker and Thomas Iftner},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={2003},
  volume={88},
  pages={1570 - 1577}
}
In a prospective cohort study 8466 women attending routine cervical cancer screening were recruited. Colposcopy was performed on women with any degree of atypia on cytology and/or a positive high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV)-DNA test (HC2; Hybrid Capture 2©), and for a randomly selected sample of 3.4% women with negative findings on both. Quality control included reviews of cytology, histology, colposcopy images and retesting of samples with polymerase chain reaction. Test diagnostic… CONTINUE READING

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