Based on epidemiological and research evidence, HPV has a causal role in cervical carcinogenesis. Several HPV detection methods exist to date; the most commonly used method for detection of genital HPVs consists of nested PCR using the MY09/11 and GP5 +/6 + primer sets (MY/GP +). Recently, the PGMY09/11 primer set, a modified version of the MY09/11 primer set, was introduced for single PCR and was found to detect a wider range of HPV types. The next logical step was taken and the efficacy of nested PCR using the PGMY09/11 and GP5 +/6 + primer sets (PGMY/GP +) to detect HPV in cervical samples was evaluated. In this comparative study, nested PCR using the novel PGMY/GP + primer set combination was found to be more type sensitive than the nested PCR with the MY/GP + primer sets, detecting a wider range of HPV types, low copy HPVs, and better characterizing samples infected with multiple strains of HPV. Standardization and use of the PGMY/GP + PCR system could aid physicians in providing more efficient HPV screening and better treatment for patients.
- Human papillomavirus
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