Diagnosis and typing of human papillomavirus by non isotopic in situ hybridization in cervical smears

M. Confortini, S. Ciatto, S. Cecchini, C. Maddau, V. Massimo, P. Minuti, F. Carozzi

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Abstract

Smears from four hundred and nine patients were studied for the presence and typing of HPV by non isotopic NISH. Cases eligible for the study were: a) 170 consecutive smears with classic cytologic signs of HPV associated with GIN; b) 219 consecutive cases with histologic evidence of HPV infection; c) 20 consecutive cases self-referring to colposcopy showing non cytologic or colposcopic abnormalities. Immediately before colposcopy 3 smears were taken from each patient and a NISH assay was performed using a mixer and typing test for HPV. The results showed a limited association of cytologic or histologic evidence of HPV to ISH positivity, especially when non classic morphologic criteria were considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-95
Number of pages3
JournalCervix and the Lower Female Genital Tract
Volume12
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1994

Keywords

  • Human papillomavirus
  • In situ hybridization
  • Pap-smears

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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