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Table 4 Human (β-globin PCR) and HPV DNA (GP5+/6+ PCR) detection rates in self-collected samples with a cotton swab and a vaginal tampon

From: Self-sampling for human papillomavirus DNA detection: a preliminary study of compliance and feasibility in BOLIVIA

PCR Cotton swab Vaginal tampon
Positive Negative Total Positive Negative Total
β-globin 203 (91) 19 (9) 222 (100) 172 (77) 50 (23) 222 (100)
GP5+/6+ 31 (15) 172 (85) 203 (100) 19 (11) 153 (89) 172 (100)