Efficacy evaluation of a test CINtec® p16INK4a in screening for cervical HPV infection


We submitted 437 patients with cytological alterations that suggest viral infections to HPV test. 154 patients (35.24%) resulted positive for HPV; among these, 128 (83.11%) with a low degree of infectivity, 19 (12.33%), with an average degree of infectivity and 7 (4.54%) with a high degree of infectivity).

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Carlo, P. , Vito, L. , Antonio, C. , Gianluca, L. , Grazia, S. and Alfio, D. (2011) Efficacy evaluation of a test CINtec® p16INK4a in screening for cervical HPV infection. Open Journal of Preventive Medicine, 1, 154-163. doi: 10.4236/ojpm.2011.13020.

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