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Developing a Cervical Cancer Test That's 100% Predictive

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The Pap smear has a poor ability to detect cervical cancer and pre-cancer. The sensitivity of the cytology test is in the range of 50 to 60%, therefore the cytology test produces a lot of false negatives. The HPV test has a very good detection ability with a sensitivity for picking up 90 to 95% of cervical cancers and pre-cancers. However, very few women with HPV infection develop cervical cancer, therefore the HPV test produces a lot of false positives.


Source: news-medical.net

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