Molecular Diagnostics: Techniques and Applications for the Clinical Laboratory
By Wayne W. Grody, Robert M. Nakamura, Frederick L. Kiechle
D. HPV Vaccination and HPV Genotyping
…In addition, a HPV genotyping assay will help identify women who have, or have had, an abnormal cytology or a high-risk HPV infection detected by HCII, but they have been infected with HPV types other than HPV 16 or 18 and therefore could still benefit from vaccination……
DNA sequencing is the gold standard for HPV genotyping;….
[Note from SaneVax: It is our opinion that since this is the recommended procedure in medical training textbooks, the FDA should consider approving the technology for general medical use and stop making medical consumers’ health care depend on unreliable methods developed over 20 years ago. Safe, accurate, necessary and effective HPV genotyping by DNA sequencing technology exists – why not use it?]