Clinical validation of Anyplex™ II HPV HR Detection according to the guidelines for HPV test requirements for cervical cancer screening
Journal of Clinical Virology
Background: Anyplex TM II HPV HR Detection (Seegene, Seoul, Korea) is a multiplex real-time PCR using tagging oligonucleotide cleavage and extension (TOCE) technology for simultaneous detection and genotyping of 14 high-risk (HR) HPV types, including HPV16 and HPV18. Objectives: To evaluate whether the clinical performance and reproducibility of Anyplex TM II HPV HR Detection meet the international consensus guidelines for HPV test requirements for cervical cancer screening . Study design:
... 1]. Study design: The clinical performance of Anyplex TM II HPV HR Detection for detecting cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2 or worse (CIN2+) was determined relative to that of the reference assay, i.e., HR HPV GP5+/6+-PCR-EIA, by analysis of a total of 879 cervical liquid based cytology (LBC) specimens from a screening population, of which 60 were from women with CIN2+. The intra-laboratory reproducibility and inter-laboratory agreement were determined on 509 LBC samples, of which 172 were positive by the reference assay. Results: Anyplex TM II HPV HR Detection showed a clinical sensitivity for CIN2+ of 98.3% (59/60; 95% CI: 89.1-99.8) and a clinical specificity for CIN2+ of 93.6% (764/816; 95% CI: 89.8-96.1). The clinical sensitivity and specificity were non-inferior to those of HR HPV GP5+/6+-PCR-EIA (non-inferiority score test: P = 0.005 and P = 0.023, respectively). Both intra-laboratory reproducibility (96.8%; 95% CI: 95.3-98.1; kappa value of 0.93) and inter-laboratory agreement (96.0%; 95% CI: 94.3-97.4; kappa value of 0.91) were high. Conclusions: Anyplex TM II HPV HR Detection performs clinically non-inferior to HR HPV GP5+/6+-PCR-EIA. Anyplex TM II HPV HR Detection complies with international consensus validation metrics for HPV DNA tests for cervical cancer screening  .