The study investigated whether different sampling methods influence the validity of the WID®-easy test (“WID-qEC test” in the scientific literature)

Specifically, it compared Cervex brush with PreservCyt against FLOQSwab with eNAT, physician-performed sampling with patient self-sampling, and the exact sampling site (vaginal, cervico-vaginal, or cervical) to assess their influence on the test’s performance.

The results demonstrated that the test results remained consistent irrespective of the sampling method, even for samples stored at room temperature for seven days. While self-sampling led to high specificity, the sensitivity was somewhat lower.

Overall, the WID-qEC test offers a simple, objective and non-invasive method for assessing the risk of malignancy in women with abnormal bleeding.

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