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Analysis of the Peninsula Health Colposcopy Service Data of One Year Since Transitioning to the New Cervical Screening Program

Author(s): Stephanie Sii, Amarendra Trivedi, Wei Chun Wang

Aims: We aim to analyze the data from our colposcopy clinic since its transition to the new cervical screening program to determine its effectiveness in clinical practice.

Materials and Methods: We extracted data from hospital electronic records, which was analyzed by a bio-statistician. Associations and concordance between referring (Human Papilloma Virus) HPV types, Liquid Based Cytology (LBC), colposcopic impression and cervical biopsy were calculated and analyzed.

Results: Data from 262 women who attended our colposcopy clinic from December 2017 to November 2018 was analyzed. Our study showed that the volume of referrals had increased by 6-fold since the implementation of the new cervical screening program in Australia. HPV Other (non 16/18) had the highest prevalence among women referred and accounted for the highest number of high-grade referrals to our unit.

Conclusion: 83.3% of referrals with HPV Other (non 16/18) had abnormal cytology. HPV Other appears to be the most pathogenic of all HPV subtypes. The concordance between colposcopic impression and cervical biopsy was 61.9%.

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