Routine cervical screening by primary HPV testing: early findings in the renewed National Cervical Screening Program
Dorothy A Machalek, Jennifer M Roberts, Suzanne M Garland, Julia Thurloe, Adele Richards, Ian Chambers, Terri Sivertsen, Annabelle Farnsworth
Medical Journal of Australia | WILEY | Published : 2019
OBJECTIVES: To report human papillomavirus (HPV) testing patterns and rates of oncogenic HPV-positivity for specimens submitted during the first 6 months after the National Cervical Screening Program switched from cytology- to primary HPV-based screening. DESIGN, PARTICIPANTS: Retrospective cross-sectional review of 195 606 specimens submitted for HPV testing, 1 December 2017 - 31 May 2018. SETTING: Large community-based general pathology laboratory in metropolitan Sydney. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Prevalence of oncogenic HPV types (all, HPV16/18, non-HPV16/18) by reason for HPV test (primary screening, non-screening); for oncogenic HPV-positive women in the age band recommended for primary HPV..View full abstract
Awarded by Commonwealth Department of Health HPV Surveillance Fund
This investigation was supported by the Commonwealth Department of Health HPV Surveillance Fund (activity number, 4-8FG4IWY). The funders had no role in study design, data collection, analyses, and interpretation of data, writing of the report, or in the decision to submit the article for publication.