From Medscape Special Reports

Special Report: What You Need to Know Before Using the HPV DNA Test

May 23, 2014


FDA OKs HPV DNA Test for Primary Cervical Cancer Screening
This is the first HPV test that can be used alone as a screening tool for primary cervical cancer detection.

Cervical Cancer Screening: Docs Unconvinced on HPV DNA Test
The US FDA has approved the use of an HPV test as a primary screening tool for cervical cancer, but many physicians are unlikely to ditch the Pap test soon, experts say.


Primary HPV Screening Not Ready for Primetime
A new indication for the cobas® HPV test raises many questions about primary HPV screening.

New HPV Test Is an Additional Screening Option
Dr. Andrew Kaunitz looks forward to a change in the cervical cancer screening paradigm.

HPV Test for First-line Cervical Screen: Questions on Use
The cobas® HPV Test can now be used alone as a screening tool for cervical cancer, but the expanded FDA approval raises questions.

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Editor's Note

Last month, the FDA approved the cobas® HPV Test for first-line screening of primary cervical cancer. Find out why medical societies and various experts are saying it won't replace the Pap test anytime soon.
–Stephanie Cajigal, Editor, Medscape OB/GYN & Women's Health


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