CO-TESTING FOR THE SCREENING OF CERVICAL CANCER

In INDIA

  • Cervical cancer is the 2nd most common cancer in women aged 15 to 44 years
  • About 122,844 new cervical cancer cases are diagnosed annually
  • 5% of women in general population harbour HPV-16/18 infection

Therefore for women aged 30 to 65, Leading Health Organisations such as ACOG, ACS, ASCP & ASCCP recommend LBC+HPV together (co-testing) as the preferred approach for cervical cancer screening.

Suburban Diagnostics offers the universally recommended approach of co-testing LBC+HPV with a Difference

PAPSURE (Liquid Based Cytology)

  • Screening test to detect cervical cancer and precancerous conditions
  • Cell enrichment process separates and removes blood, mucus and other cells, reducing the risk of missed diagnosis
  • Faster turnaround time
  • Unsatisfactory rates have decreased from 0.98% in conventional smears to 0.24% in Sure Path Laboratories. (Multicentre large studies by various laboratories)
  • Same sample can be used for HPV test

HPV DNA Detection & Genotype

  • Detect 40 HPV types involved in causing precancerous lesions and cervical cancer
  • Detects all 14 High Risk (HR) types and other Low Risk (LR) types
  • HR types: 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 66 or 68 HPV 16/18 is the most carcinogenic
  • HPV genotype and accounts for 75 – 85% of all cervical cancers
  • Approximately 10 other HR HPV genotypes cause the remaining 15 – 25% of cervical cancers

Test Code Test Name Sample Required
CY005 Liquid Based Cytology (PAPSURE) LBC samples in BD Sure Path vials
PATH007131 HPV Detection (LBC Sample) LBC samples in BD Sure Path vials
PATH007133 HPV Detection (Other Specimen) Cervical/ Vaginal/ Genital swabs/ Tissue in viral transport medium (VTM)/ Paraffin Block
MB007 HPV Detection and Typing (LBC Sample) LBC samples in BD Sure Path vials
PATH007134 HPV Detection and Typing (Other Specimen) Cervical/ Vaginal/ Genital swabs/ Tissue in viral transport medium (VTM)/ Paraffin Block
PR161 Cervical Cancer Screening Panel (LBC + HPV) LBC samples in BD Sure Path vials