Stability, integrity, and recovery rate of cellular nucleic acids preserved in a new liquid-based cytology medium.

BACKGROUND Liquid-based cytology (LBC) has replaced the conventional Papanicolaou test in cervical cancer screening. The cervical swab specimens collected in LBC media can also be used for additional analyses including high-risk HPV (HR-HPV) test, DNA methylation analysis, and HPV E6/E7 mRNA test. METHODS The stability, integrity, and recovery rate of… (More)