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

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.

Specimen Type: Cervical (endocervical or ectocervical) or vaginal

Container/Tube: SurePath HPV Aliquot Tube 15 mL (Supply T710)

Specimen Volume: 1.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Aliquot a minimum of 1 mL SurePath specimen into SurePath HPV aliquot tube.

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

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

Additional Information: Specimen source is required.

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

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

SurePath enriched cell pellet

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)14 days
 Refrigerated 14 days