Detection and typing of human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are requested by clinicians with growing frequency as part of the overall management of patients. A new method using consensus L1 amplification and a reverse line blot hybridization detection method has been described for broad spectrum HPV genotype identification. This method involves hybridization at 53 degrees C in a shaking water bath, which many laboratories might find cumbersome. We describe a modified hybridization step, using a dry-air incubator, that simplifies the detection protocol. Overall, comparable results were obtained by the modified, more easily performed protocol, indicating that laboratories might validate and use this modified method.