APTIMA HPV TEST
Aptima HPV Test detects HPV types that belong to a high risk group for women’s health and they may cause cervical cancer.
Almost all women and men will come in contact with the virus at some point in their life. However, very few will suffer from the infection or will have cancer 1. Studies have shown that a test which targets oncogenes Ε6/Ε7 of the virus mRNA1., accurately identifies whether there is risk the infection evolves to cancer 2,3.
Aptima HPV test has been approved by the FDA USA in 2011 for detecting 14 types of high risk HPV and for identifying types 16, 18/45 4.
1 Genital HPV Infection – CDC Fact Sheet. http://www.cdc.gv./std/hpv/hpv-factsheet-march-2014-press.pdf. Published 2014. Accessed August 24, 2015.
2 Aptima® HPV Assay package insert #503789 Rev A 2013.
3 Tinelli A, et al. Curr Pharm Biotechnol. 2009 Dec;10(8):767-71
4 Cuschieri K, et al. J Med Virol. 2004 May;73(1):65-70
5 Department of Health & Human Services, FDA, P100042, APTIMA HPV Assa