High-risk HPV DNA detection rate in patients with atypical squamous cells and its relationship to the atypical squamous cell:squamous intraepithelial lesion ratio

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Objective: To determine if there is any relationship between the atypical squamous cell (ASC):squamous intraepithelial lesion (SIL) ratio and high-risk HPV DNA detection rate. Study Design: Data on the frequency of various cytologic diagnoses for each pathologist were retrieved from 2002 to 2003. ASC:SIL ratio for each pathologist was calculated. In addition, data related to high-risk HPV detection rate was obtained during the study period. HPV DNA testing was performed using HC II (Digene, Gaithersburg, Maryland U.S.A.). Cases with insufficient quantity were excluded. Results: Five pathologists, with experience ranging from 2 to 15 years, reviewed Pap tests during the study period. For the entire laboratory, the ASC:SIL ratio was 2.0, and the high-risk HPV DNA detection rate in ASC specimens was 31%. For individual pathologists, ASC:SIL ratio ranged from 1.2 to 4.0 and high-risk HPV DNA detection rate from 31 % to 38%. No significant correlation was noted between the ASC:SIL ratio and high-risk HPV DNA detection rate. Conclusion: Our ASC:SIL ratios (except for 1 pathologist) and high-risk HPV DNA detection rates were within an acceptable range. We did not observe any association between ASC:SIL ratio and high-risk HPV detection rate. © The International Academy of Cytology.
  • Published In

  • Acta Cytologica  Journal
  • Author List

  • Chhieng DC; Chen J; Connolly K; Roberson J; Eltoum I
  • Start Page

  • 291
  • End Page

  • 294
  • Volume

  • 50
  • Issue

  • 3