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Infectious Agents and Cancer

, 6:23

First Online: 18 November 2011Received: 26 September 2011Accepted: 18 November 2011

Abstract

BackgroundCertain Human Papillomaviruses HPVs are the infectious agents involved in cervical cancer development. Detection of HPVs DNA is part of the cervical cancer screening protocols and HPVs genotyping has been proposed for its inclusion in these preventive programs. The aim of this study was to evaluate three novel genotyping tests, namely Qiagen LQ, RH and PS, in clinical samples with and without abnormalities. For this, 305 cervical samples were processed and the results of the evaluated techniques were compared with those obtained in the HPVs diagnostic process in our lab, by using HC2 and Linear Array LA technologies.

ResultsThe concordances and kappa statistics k for each technique compared with HC2 were 98.69% k = 0.94 for LQ, 98.03% k = 0.91 for RH and 91.80% k = 0.82 for PS. There was a very good agreement in HPVs type-specific concordance for the most prevalent types HPV16 kappa range = 0.83-0.90, HPV18 k.r.= 0.74-0.80 and HPV45 k.r.= 0.82-0.90.

ConclusionsThe three tests showed an overall good concordance for HPVs detection when compared with HR-HC2 system. LQ and RH rendered lower detection rate for multiple infections than LA genotyping. However, our understanding of the clinical significance of multiple HPVs infections is still incomplete and therefore the relevance of the lower ability to detect multiple infections needs to be evaluated.

KeywordsPapillomaviruses HPV genotyping cervical cancer screening Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1750-9378-6-23 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: Jose M Godínez - Sara Tous - Nuria Baixeras - Judith Moreno-Crespi - María Alejo - Marylène Lejeune - Ignacio G Bravo

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