Randomized Comparison of Two Vaginal Self-Sampling Methods for Human Papillomavirus Detection: Dry Swab versus FTA Cartridge

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Catarino, Rosa; Vassilakos, Pierre; Bilancioni, Aline; Vanden Eynde, Mathieu; Meyer-Hamme, Ulrike; Menoud, Pierre-Alain; Guerry, Frédéric; Petignat, Patrick;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: volume 10, issue 12issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4668032, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143644
  • Subject: Research Article | Medicine | Mass Screening | Uterine Cervical Neoplasms/diagnosis/virology | Middle Aged | Genotype | Q | R | Papillomaviridae/genetics/isolation & purification/physiology | Specimen Handling/instrumentation/methods | Science | Adult | Female | Humans
    • ddc: ddc:618
    mesheuropmc: female genital diseases and pregnancy complications

Background Human papillomavirus (HPV) self-sampling (self-HPV) is valuable in cervical cancer screening. HPV testing is usually performed on physician-collected cervical smears stored in liquid-based medium. Dry filters and swabs are an alternative. We evaluated the ade... View more
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