Expression of Oncogenic Human Papillomavirus E6/E7 Protein in Tampon Self-Tests

This study has been completed.
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University of Aarhus Identifier:
First received: September 6, 2007
Last updated: August 12, 2008
Last verified: August 2008

The purpose of this study is to examine for HPV E6/E7 mRNA in tampon self-tests, and compare with the cytological and histological diagnoses.

Study Hypothesis: Expression of HPV E6/E7 mRNA in Tampon self-tests are a suitable alternative to the routine cervical smear.

Condition Phase
Normal Uterine Cervical Cytology
Uterine Cervical Dysplasia
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Phase 0

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Expression of Oncogenic Human Papillomavirus E6/E7 Protein in Tampon Self-Tests

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Further study details as provided by University of Aarhus:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Sensitivity and specificity of the HPV test of the material from the tampon self-test [ Time Frame: Spring 2008 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Tampon self-test from cervix

Enrollment: 72
Study Start Date: August 2007
Study Completion Date: July 2008
Primary Completion Date: February 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Women with at least moderate dysplasia in biopsies from cervix uteri
Women with only normal PAP-smears


Ages Eligible for Study:   23 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
50 women in out-patient gynecological ward in account of cervical cell changes and 50 women in the national screening program for cervical cancer, included by their G.P.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women with cervical dysplasia been referred to conisation.
  • Women invited to cervical screening program and with only normal smear and normal smears in their history.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Women not performing the tampon self-test before conisation.
  • Women not performing the tampon self-test at least 3 month after having a normal PAP-smear taken.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00526370

Region Hospital Randers
Randers, Denmark, 8900
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Aarhus
Study Director: Hans Svanholm, Head of department Region Hospital, Department of Pathology
  More Information

Responsible Party: Else Toft Würtz, Student Identifier: NCT00526370     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TP07-2351 
Study First Received: September 6, 2007
Last Updated: August 12, 2008
Health Authority: Denmark: Danish Dataprotection Agency
Denmark: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by University of Aarhus:
self test
PAP smear
tampon test

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
Uterine Cervical Dysplasia
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Carcinoma in Situ
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Precancerous Conditions
Urogenital Neoplasms
Uterine Cervical Diseases
Uterine Diseases
Uterine Neoplasms processed this record on May 25, 2016