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Diagnostic accuracy of self collected vaginal specimens for human papillomavirus compared to clinician collected human papillomavirus specimens: a meta-analysis
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    Self-sampling for HPV-detection: factors affecting sensitivity need to be considered
    • Veronique Verhoeven, researcher
    • Other Contributors:
      • Marc Baay, Paul Van Royen, Jan B. Vermorken

    Dear Editor,

    Ogilvie et al. have published a well-designed meta-analysis of the diagnostic accuracy of self collected vaginal specimens for human papillomavirus (HPV) detection, in which they conclude that self-sampling may be an appropriate alternative for low resource settings or in patients reluctant to undergo pelvic examinations.[1] However, we have a number of remarks on the pooled sensitivities and specificit...

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