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Detection of Carcinogenic Human Papillomavirus in Specimens Collected with a Novel Self-Sampling Device

By Philip E. Castle, Asma Aftab, Gilbert Saint-Jean and Luis Mendez

Abstract

We compared the detection of carcinogenic human papillomavirus DNA in cervicovaginal specimens self-collected using a novel device to the detection in physician-collected cervical specimens from 137 women. The kappa value was 0.66 (95% confidence interval, 0.53 to 0.78), with an 83% overall test agreement and a 68% positive test agreement

Topics: Virology
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:1489444
Provided by: PubMed Central
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