What are the methods for human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing?

Updated: Feb 20, 2020
  • Author: Peter A Gearhart, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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The two common methods for HPV DNA testing are the Hybrid Capture II (HC II) and the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) enzyme immunosorbent assay. The 2 methods have similarly high sensitivities and are suitable tools for detection of HPV and posttreatment follow-up of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN).


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