Urine sample almost as good as cervical smear for HPV

It could offer an alternative, but larger studies are needed, say researchers
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A urine test has been found to be almost as effective as a cervical smear in detecting HPV in high-risk women, a small UK study shows.

Sensitivity for detecting high-risk HPV is 83-88% in urine and 88-89% for cervical and vaginal testing, depending on which of two assays are used, University of Manchester research shows.