Cervical cancer screening from Pap smear to human papillomavirus DNA testing.

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Cervical cancer screening from Pap smear to human papillomavirus DNA testing.

Compr Ther. 2001;27(3):202-8

Authors: Jin XW, Xu H

Abstract
Human papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18 are strongly associated with cervical cancer. Testing of HPV DNA in cervical specimens offers an useful option in triaging women with equivocal Pap smear diagnosis such as atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance.

PMID: 11569320 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]