Detection of human papillomavirus DNA (HPV DNA)

HPV virion
1988
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Detection of human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA in cervical cells as a screening tool for cervical cancer was introduced by Ritter et al.1 The test is very sensitive, and can find infections that would be missed by Pap smears.

  • 1. Ritter, D.B., et al. "Detection of Human Papillomavirus Deoxyribonucleic Acid in Exfoliated Cervicovaginal Cells as a Predictor of Cervical Neoplasia in a High-Risk Population." American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 159 (1988): 1517-1525. [PUBMED]