Detection of HPV mRNA in Self-collected Vaginal Samples Among Women at 69-70 Years of Age

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Abstract

BACKGROUND/AIM: Cervical cancer is associated with poorer diagnosis among the elderly and pap-smear screening has a lower sensitivity. Self-sampling for detection of high-risk human papillomavirus (hr-HPV) may be an alternative screening method. The aim of this study was to analyze the response rate to vaginal HPV self-sampling and the HPV mRNA prevalence among women 69-70 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An HPV self-sampling kit was sent to 1,000 women 69-70 years whom had not taken a cervical smear in ≥5 years. The samples were analyzed by the Aptima HPV mRNA assay. HPV-positive women were recalled for a follow-up examination. RESULTS: The self-sample response rate was 43.3%. The HPV mRNA prevalence was 6.2%. All HPV-positive women attended follow-up. CONCLUSION: HPV self-sampling was accepted among older women. Although the HPV mRNA prevalence was 6.2%, no high-grade cytological abnormalities were found. Larger studies are needed to elucidate hr-HPV self-sampling as a tool to identify older women at risk of cervical cancer.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Skåne University Hospital
  • Lund University
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Cancer och onkologi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)381-386
Antal sidor6
TidskriftAnticancer research
Volym39
Utgivningsnummer1
StatusPublished - 2019
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa