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Human Papilloma Virus DNA Self-Test (HPV)

This study has been completed.
University of Louisville
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
James Graham Brown Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: December 15, 2005
Last updated: May 3, 2013
Last verified: May 2013
HPV DNA testing by a clinician has been shown to be highly sensitive in detecting cervical disease. Can we prove that HPV self-testing will be sufficiently sensitive to detect disease in high risk population who for various reasons would not have routine pap smear screening?

Papilloma Virus, Human

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Human Papilloma Virus DNA Self-Test

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Further study details as provided by James Graham Brown Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • HPV DNA self-testing device to detect disease in patients with abnormal Pap smear [ Time Frame: Patient will self-test immediately prior to their standard physician papsmear ]
    To assess the concordance of HPV DNA self-testing device to detect disease in patients with abnormal Pap smear. Patients with a positive HPV Self-test by vaginal swab or vaginal tampon will be compared to the physician test results for concordance. Following patient self-sample collection, physician will collect cervical samples using a spatula. A self testing device which patients can use at their convenience will be beneficial in decreasing the incidence of cervical cancer in Kentucky.

Enrollment: 171
Study Start Date: January 2004
Study Completion Date: October 2008
Primary Completion Date: October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
Women between the ages of 18 years to post-menopausal with documented abnormal pap smear atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance and higher will be enrolled into the study. Patients will be taught how to collect vaginal samples with dacron swab and vaginal tampons by means of instructional video and manufacturer's instruction guide respectively. Physicians will perform pap smear and colposcopy. All samples will be sent to the University of Louisville lab for processing for HPV DNA detection by Hybrid capture 2 method.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Abnormal pap smear ASCUS or higher

Age 18-postmenopausal


Inclusion Criteria:

Abnormal pap smear ASCUS or higher

Age 18-postmenopausal

Exclusion Criteria:

Less than 18 years old

Prior hysterectomy


Use of corticosteroids

HIV positive

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00266266

United States, Kentucky
James Graham Brown Cancer Center
Louisville, Kentucky, United States, 40202
Sponsors and Collaborators
James Graham Brown Cancer Center
University of Louisville
Principal Investigator: Robert Edwards, MD University of Louisville,James Graham Brown Cancer Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: James Graham Brown Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00266266     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 529.03
Study First Received: December 15, 2005
Last Updated: May 3, 2013

Keywords provided by James Graham Brown Cancer Center:
Human Papilloma Virus

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms, Squamous Cell
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms processed this record on April 26, 2017