HPV infection screening using surface plasmon resonance in women from Kunming (Southwest China)
HPV screening using SPR in Kunming, China
No study examined the frequency of human papillomavirus (HPV) genotypes by surface plasmon resonance (SPR) in Southwest China. This was a cross-sectional survey (The Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, 10/2010 to 12/2011) in 150 patients who were hospitalized or volunteered for cervical cancer (CC) screening. A HPV typing kit was used to detect 24 types of HPV by the SPR technique. The HPV-positive rate was 34.8% in women with normal cytology and 92.9% in women with CC. The frequency of HPV16 increased from 9.4% for women with normal cytology to 28.9% for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN)1, 41.4% for CIN2, 54.1% for CIN3, and 71.4% for CC (p < 0.001). The frequency of HPV18 increased from 0% for women with normal cytology to 2.6% for CIN1, 3.4% for CIN2, 5.4% for CIN3, and 21.4% for CC (p = 0.03). HPV40 was only found in one patient with CC (p = 0.04). There was no relation between HPV genotype and women’s age. In Kunming (Southwest China), the frequency of HPV infection was 74.0% among women who underwent CC screening. HPV16 and HPV18 were the two most frequent genotypes. SPR could be of value for the screening of HPV infection.