Cepheid launches new cervical cancer test

The European launch of the 60-minute Xpert HPV test is underway. The IVD molecular diagnostic assay runs on Cepheid's (CPHD) GeneXpert System.

The test targets the E6 and E7 oncogenes of 14 cancer-related HPV types while specifically detecting the high-risk types 16 and 18/45.

HPV types 16 and 18 are associated with 71% of cervical cancer cases while type 45 is tied to 6% of additional cases.

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