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RNA test for HPV helps stratify cervical cancer risk

from Cancer Network

A test for several dangerous strains of high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) using messenger RNA was shown to be reliable and effective for cervical cancer risk stratification among women with atypical results of a Papanicolaou (Pap) test, according to the results of a new study. Results from the CLEAR study previously led to U.S. Food and Drug Administration of approval of genotype assay in October 2012. This new analysis reflex tested women with a positive test using a specific HPV 16 18/45 genotype assay (AHPV-GT) for further stratification. more

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