Table 3

Comparison of HPV 16/18 DNA detection results between nested PCR and ISH methods

This study was done on sections of lung cancer patients because no paraffin sections of lung tissues from noncancer patients were available.
Nested PCRISHConcordant %a
NegativePositive
HPV 16
 Negative838
 Positive302073.0
HPV 18
 Negative749
 Positive114785.8
  • a Concordant % = (Number of patients with the same HPV DNA detection result by both methods)/(number of total patients) × 100.