Performance of a New HPV Cervi-Collect Collection and Transportation Kit Academic Article uri icon

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  • Background. Liquid-based Pap (L-Pap) media are used for Pap and human papillomavirus (HPV) testing.Objectives. To compare RealTime High Risk (HR) HPV testing of a new collection kit (Cervi-Collect) and PreservCyt L-Pap specimens. To determine ease of use and safety of Cervi-Collect.Methods. L-Pap samples (n=203) were tested with HC2 and RealTime HR HPV and Cervi-Collect with RealTime HR HPV. Discordant samples were genotyped.Results. L-Pap and Cervi-Collect specimens tested by RealTime HR HPV showed 93.1% agreement (Kappa 0.86). RealTime HR HPV and HC2 on L-Pap had 90.3% agreement (Kappa 0.80). RealTime HR HPV on Cervi-Collect and HC2 on L-Pap showed 88.2% agreement (Kappa 0.76). Sixteen of 21 samples which were HC2 negative and RealTime HR HPV positive on L-Pap or Cervi-Collect contained HR HPV genotypes. Eleven healthcare collectors were in strong agreement on a usability and safety questionnaire.Conclusion. Cervi-Collect samples were easy to collect and showed strong agreement with L-Pap samples tested with RealTime HR HPV or HC2.


  • Chernesky, Max
  • Huang, S
  • Jang, D
  • Erickson, B
  • Salituro, J
  • Engel, H
  • Gilchrist, J
  • Neuscheler, P
  • Mak, WB
  • Abravaya, K

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  • 2012