Table 3: RT-qPCR analysis of HPV E6/E7 and hTERT mRNA expression in HSIL versus normal clinical specimens.

Cytological diagnosisHPV E6/E7-positive casesHPV E6/E7-negative cases
hTERT- status, N (%)hTERT- status, N (%)
PositiveNegativePositiveNegative

HSIL80/104 (76.92)3/104 (2.88)18/104 (17.31)3/104 (2.88)
Normal0/46 (0)2/46 (4.35)0/46 (0)44/46 (95.65)

HPV: human papillomavirus; RT-qPCR: quantitative reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction; HSIL: high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion.