Table 1

Trichotomous coding scheme for the four tests

Test

Low

Medium

High


VIA

Normal

Atypical

Abnormal, Cancer

Pap

Normal, Inflammation, Ascus, Agus

LGSIL

HGSIL, Cancer

HPV

< 1.0 RLU compared to control

>= 1.0 RLU and < 20.0 RLU compared to control

>= 20.0 RLU compared to control

Colposcopy/Biopsy*

Normal, Inflammation, Pure HPV

LGSIL

HGSIL, Cancer


* For subjects with both biopsy and colposcopy results, biopsy result was used.

Gaffikin et al. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2007 7:36   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-7-36

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