Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine - Barts and The London

Technical evaluation of the Xpert assay in general screening population

Centre for Cancer Prevention

Funding Body:  Cepheid

Project Investigator:  Professor Jack Cuzick

Overview

In a manner similar to the Predictors studies we evaluated a new rapid result (60 minute) simple cartridge-based HPV test (Cepheid) in over 3,400 residual ThinPrep cervical screening samples.

The test was compared to the Roche Cobas test and the Qiagen Hybrid Capture 2 test

Publications

Performance of the Xpert HPV assay in women attending for cervical screening. Papillomavirus Research 2015; 1: 32-7; Cuzick J, Cuschieri K, Denton K, Hopkins M, Thorat M, Wright C, Cubie H, Moore C, Kleeman M, Austin J, Ashdown-Barr L, Hunt K, Cadman L.