Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA Detection with Genotyping, High-Risk Types by PCR, ThinPrep
Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing
Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.
Specimen source is required. 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.
If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:
Microbiology Test Request Form (T244) (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/microbiology_test_request_form.pdf)
General Request Form (T239) (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/general-request-form.pdf)
-Gynecologic Cytopathology Request form (http://mayoweb.mayo.edu/sp-forms/mc4600-mc4699/mcs4689.pdf)
Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.
Specimen containing CytoRich Red preservative fluid
Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.
|Varies||Ambient (preferred)||180 days|