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

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Varies

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.

Forms: If not ordering electronically, submit a Microbiology Request Form (Supply T244) with the specimen. 

 

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.

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.

1 mL

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

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

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.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesAmbient (preferred)180 days
 Refrigerated 180 days