Human Papillomavirus (HPV) High- and Low-risk DNA Detection

Test ID: 

705771

CPT code:

87625

Synonyms:

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Genotypes 16 and 18,45

Clinical Use:

Detection of HPV type 16 and types 18,45 in cervical specimens where high-risk HPV types have been detected.

Specimen Type:

Cervical cells in liquid-based cytology transport

Requested Volume: 

ThinPrep® vial or SurePath™ vial

Minimum Volume: 

ThinPrep® vial 2 mL

Container Type: 

ThinPrep® vial or SurePath™ vial

Patient Preparation: 

Patient should avoid douches 48 to 72 hours prior to examination. Specimen should not be collected during or shortly after menstrual period.

Collection:

ThinPrep® Vial − Broom or Brush/Spatula:

Broom-like collection technique: Obtain a sample from the cervix using a broom-like device by inserting the brush portion into the cervical os and then rotate the brush five times. Rinse the collection device in the PreservCyt® solution by pushing the brush into the bottom of the vial 10 times, forcing the bristles to bend apart to release the cervical material. As a final step, twirl the brush between the thumb and forefinger vigorously to release additional cellular material. Discard the collection device. Tighten the cap on the ThinPrep® vial so that the torque line on the cap passes the torque line on the vial.

Brush/spatula technique: Insert the brush into the endocervical canal until only the bottommost fibers are exposed. Slowly rotate the brush 1/4 to 1/2 turn in one direction. Do not over-rotate the brush. Then, rotate the brush in the PreservCyt® solution 10 times while pushing against the wall of the ThinPrep® vial. Swirl the brush vigorously to release additional material. Discard the brush. Obtain an adequate sample from the ectocervix using a plastic spatula. Swirl vigorously in the ThinPrep® vial 10 times and discard the spatula. Tighten the cap on the ThinPrep® container so that the torque line on the cap passes the torque line on the vial.

SurePath™ Vial: When using the SurePath™ vial, the cervical broom must be used for specimen collection. Insert the broom into the cervical os and rotate five times. Place the broom head into the CytoRich™ preservative fluid in the SurePath™ collection vial. Tightly cap the vial.

Storage Instructions:

Maintain specimen at room temperature.

Rejection Criteria

Improper collection; inadequate specimen; improper labeling; specimen leaked in transit; quantity not sufficient for analysis; name discrepancies; specimen submitted on male patient; specimen submitted in vial that expired according to manufacturer’s label; frozen specimen. For HP

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