Table 9

Analytical and operational characteristics of the Cepheid HPV assay

Use settingTabletop; not portable
Level 2
SpecimenFemale endocervical swab
TrainingLess than 0.5 day
Time to result~60 min
PowerMains power required
ConnectivityYes; computer/internet required; remote calibration
Equipment cost (US$); per test~US$17 000 (with 4 modules), but could be higher; $16.70
  • Level 2=district hospital.

  • HPV, human papillomavirus; TBD, to be determined.