Viral testing for genital human papillomavirus infections: recent progress and clinical potentials


  • A. Ferenczy

    1. Professor of Pathology and Obstetrics & Gynecology, McGill University and the Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Address for correspondence: Dr A. Ferenczy, Department of Pathology, Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital, 3755 Cote Ste Catherine Road, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3T 1E2.


Recent technologic advances indicate the potential role and applications of human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing in the routine screening for cervical neoplasia, diagnostic triage of females with inconclusive cervical cytologic smears, and quality control of cytologic and pathologic practices.