Evaluation of the performance of Human Papillomavirus testing in paired urine and clinician-collected cervical samples among women aged over 30 years in Bhutan

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Evaluation of the performance of Human Papillomavirus testing in paired urine and clinician-collected cervical samples among women aged over 30 years in Bhutan

Tshomo et al, Virology Journal, 2017 (Publication)

Aim: Estimate the performance of a urine sampling protocol  against paired cervical cytological samples, using two HPV assays of differing sensitivity, namely GP5+/6+RLB, an assay developed for clinical specificity in HPV-based cervical screening and E7-MPG, which has greater analytical sensitivity

Partners: University of Antwerp (Belgium), International Agency for research on Cancer, VU University Medical Center (The Netherlands)

Results: The validity of a protocol of urine self-collection and HPV testing already used for the long-term monitoring of vaccine impact in Bhutan and Rwanda was demonstrated.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28390433

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26991686/