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HPV (human papillomavirus) test better than second Pap if smear result ambiguous

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Women with ambiguous cervical smear results may benefit from subsequent testing with a new DNA test for human papillomavirus (HPV) - the agent that causes almost all cervical cancer - rather than a second Pap smear, say researchers from one of the largest health maintenance organisations in the US.

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