Publications by authors named "Devarshi Kapadia"

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Principles and analytical performance of Papilloplex® HR-HPV, a new commercial CE-IVD molecular diagnostic test for the detection of high-risk HPV genotypes.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2019 Sep 25;95(1):46-54. Epub 2019 Apr 25.

GeneFirst Ltd, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3DB, UK. Electronic address:

The accurate detection and genotyping of high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) are critical for cervical cancer screening and epidemiological investigations. GeneFirst Papilloplex® HR-HPV is a new CE-IVD-marked real-time PCR test based on patented multiplex probe amplification technology. Papilloplex® HR-HPV provides the simultaneous detection and differentiation of 14 HR-HPV genotypes (16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 66, and 68a/b) in a single closed-tube reaction ensuring rapid, cost-effective, and contamination-free results. In this study, the analytical performance characteristics in terms of the assay's sensitivity, specificity, range, reproducibility, and cross-reactivity were evaluated. Papilloplex® HR-HPV provided sensitive detection and differentiation of 14 HR-HPV types with highly reproducible results. The differential HR-HPV specificity and sensitivity were further confirmed through the participation in the WHO HPV Laboratory Network Proficiency Study (2014). Overall, GeneFirst Papilloplex® HR-HPV assay demonstrated a robust analytical performance with reproducible and reliable results in the detection of HR-HPV genotypes.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2019.04.005DOI Listing
September 2019