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HPV testing combined with LBC in primary cervical screening does not improve detection of CIN

Results from the ARTISTIC trial have shown that over two screening rounds the addition of HPV testing to liquid based cytology does not improve detection rates of high grade CIN. In the first round of screening HPV testing did result in higher detection rates but by the second round there was an unexpected fall in the number of cases of CIN detected.



http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanonc/article/PIIS1470-2045(09)70156-1/abstract