ASCCPAmerican Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
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The most recent updated ASCCP management guidelines (2012) state that an FDA-approved HPV genotyping test can be used to triage HPV-positive/Pap test result-negative women to an earlier colposcopy if HPV16 or HPV18 is detected.
Our central hypothesis is that physicians and residents from UPRMSC (Sanjuan and Carolina) and SJCH gynecology clinics are not, in fact, following current ASCCP guidelines for abnormal cervical cytology.
Massad LS, Einstein MH, Huh WK, et al; 2012 ASCCP Consensus Guidelines Conference.
All groups recommend against HPV cotesting in women under 30 years of age; however, after age 30 years, ASCCP and ACOG recommend HPV cotesting every 5 years as the preferred method of cervical cancer screening, while USPSTF suggests this only as an "option.
The ASCCP has determined guidelines for conventional management of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia or adenocarcinoma in situ.
The guidelines were formulated by a group of 146 experts from 29 professional organizations, federal agencies, and national and international health organizations, who met for the ASCCP consensus conference in September 2006.
The clinical utility of HPV genotyping assays was discussed at the 2006 ASCCP Consensus Conference.
Cox, one of the authors of the new ASCCP guidelines, cited a 1998 study from Rutgers University assessing the rate of HPV infection in college-aged women seeking oral contraceptives.
Adegbulugbe and are glad to hear that our report on the updated ASCCP guidelines was beneficial to his practice.
The new ACOG recommendations were foreshadowed by a June 2009 meeting of more than 20 medical organizations hosted by the ASCCP and the American Cancer Society at the National Cancer Institute.