Clinical significance of HPV-HC2 in diagnosis and prognosis of cervical lesions: a retrospective study

Soule Hassanati, Qin Fang, Yuanyuan Fang, Yan Xing


Background: To evaluate the human papillomavirus HC2 different range detection values and their clinical significance in prediction of CIN lesions grades as well as their role in the follow-up outcome after treatment.

Methods: Using the hybrid capture 2 to detect and measure the HPV and the viral load quantity, we enrolled a total of 527 HPV positive women. All patients underwent thin prep liquid-based cytology test (TCT) and only 325 underwent colposcopy guided biopsy due to abnormal cytology results. All cytology and biopsy results were collected and analyzed according to the HPV viral load. Among these patients 108 patients were followed during 2years post-operatives and their prognosis results were collected and analyzed.

Results: The proportion and severity of cytological abnormalities was positively correlated with the HPV-HC2 viral load (P<0.05). There was a positive correlation between cervical biopsy results and the HPV viral load P <0.05). The more the HPV-HC2 viral load was, the higher CIN2-3 grade percentage was getting. However no statically significant correlation was found between the HPV-HC2 viral load and the follow up outcomes after treatment (P>0.05).

Conclusions: High HPV-HC2 viral load is significantly associated with the severity of cervical lesions (CIN), however it does not predict any further prognosis on follow-up after treatment.


Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, Follow-up, Human papillomavirus, Hybrid capture 2, Viral load

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