Clinical Validation of the Fully Automated NeuMoDx HPV Assay for Cervical Cancer Screening

Daniëlle A. M. Heideman, Anja O. trbenk Valenčak, Saskia Doorn, Jesper Bonde, Peter Hillemanns, Grega Gimpelj Domjanič, Jana Mlakar, Albertus T. Hesselink, Chris J. L. M. Meijer, Mario Poljak

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The NeuMoDx HPV assay is a novel fully automated, real-time PCR-based assay for the qualitative detection of high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA in cervical specimens. The assay specifically identifies HPV16 and HPV18 and concurrently detects 13 other high-risk HPV types at clinically relevant infection levels. Following the international guidelines, the clinical performance of the NeuMoDx HPV assay for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2 or worse (CIN2+) against the reference standard Hybrid Capture 2, as well as intra-and inter-laboratory reproducibility were assessed on PreservCyt samples. The clinical accuracy of the assay was additionally evaluated against the clinically validated Alinity m HR HPV and COBAS 4800 HPV Test on PreservCyt samples, and against the clinically validated HPV-Risk assay on SurePath samples. The NeuMoDx HPV assay performance for CIN2+ was non-inferior to the reference methods on both sample types (all p < 0.05), and showed excellent intra-and inter-laboratory reproducibility (95.7%; 95% CI: 93.9–97.3; kappa value 0.90 (95% CI: 0.86–0.94); and 94.5%; 95% CI: 92.6–96.2; kappa value 0.87 (95% CI: 0.82–0.92), respectively). In conclusion, the NeuMoDx HPV assay meets international guideline criteria for cross-sectional accuracy and reproducibility, and performs equally well on cervical screening specimens collected in two widely used collection media. The NeuMoDx HPV assay fulfils the requirements to be used for primary cervical screening.

Original languageEnglish
Article number893
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2022


  • NeuMoDx HPV Test Strip
  • cervical cancer screening
  • clinical performance
  • human papillomavirus
  • liquid medium
  • reproducibility

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