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Test Catalog

Test ID: HPV    
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA Detection with Genotyping, High-Risk Types by PCR, ThinPrep, Varies

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Specimen Type: Cervical (endocervical or ectocervical)

Container/Tube: ThinPrep/PreservCyt solution vial

Specimen Volume: 3 mL of solution in ThinPrep/PreservCyt vial

Collection Instructions:

1. Bag ThinPrep specimens individually as they have a tendency to leak during transport.

2. Place labels on the vial and on the bag.

 

Specimen Type: Vaginal

Container/Tube: ThinPrep/PreservCyt solution vial

Specimen Volume: 3 mL of solution in ThinPrep/PreservCyt vial

Collection Instructions:

1. Bag ThinPrep specimens individually as they have a tendency to leak during transport.

2. Place labels on the vial and on the bag.

Additional Information: This assay is validated but not FDA-approved for vaginal source specimens.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:

Rochester:

-Microbiology Test Request (T244)

-General Request (T239)

 

Arizona:

-Gynecologic Cytopathology Request

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

1 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Other Specimen containing CytoRich Red preservative fluid
 

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
VariesAmbient (preferred)42 days
 Refrigerated 42 days