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

Test Catalog

Test Name

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

Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

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.

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Supplies: Aptima Thin Prep Transport Tube (T652)

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.

 

Supplies: Aptima Thin Prep Transport Tube (T652)

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 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)

Arizona:

-Gynecologic Cytopathology Request form (http://mayoweb.mayo.edu/sp-forms/mc4600-mc4699/mcs4689.pdf)

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

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)42 days
 Refrigerated 42 days