HPV Testing, Detect mRNA - Detect the Disease, Virology, Oncology, Gynecology
Diagnosing women infected with HPV:
HPV infected cells typically undergo a series of dysplastic changes over many years.
Cervical intraepithelial dysplasia (CIN) grades:
The ability to differentiate between a short-term HPV infection and a transforming HPV infection leading to cervical disease is important in patient management strategies as well as for the alleviation of patient anxiety.
Knipe DM, Howley PM, eds. Fields Virology, Vol. 2, 4th ed., Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2001. P2243
HPV = Human Papillomavirus
CIN = Cervical intraepithelial Dysplasia
LSIL = Low-grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion
HSIL = High-grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion