Brush up on HPV screening.
Among the many lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, one is that at-home self-testing is much preferable to having to go into a clinic for the same. Enter at-home testing for cervical high-risk HPV infections. This practical investigation analyzed sanitary pads from 120 Chinese women with known high-risk HPV infections per standard cervical smear. The overall concordance rate of menstrual blood HPV capture sequencing and cervical HPV testing was 93%, which is pretty great. | Zhang, JAMA Netw Open 2021