HPV DNA HIGH RISK

Specimen Required
Digene cervical sampler in Digene specimen transport medium.

Alternate Specimen
ThinPrep® Pap Test specimen transport media (4.0 mL minimum)
TriPath SurePath specimen transport media (2.0 mL) pellet re-suspended
Cervical biopsies (up to 5 mm in diameter) in Digene specimen transport medium (frozen at -20°C).

Rejection Criteria
Swabs, ThinPrep if frozen, SurePath if frozen

Methodology
Hybrid Capture II

Stability
Cervical Sampler in Digene Transport Medium:
Room temperature: 14 days; Refrigerated: 3 weeks; Frozen: 3 months
Thin Prep:
Room temperature: 3 months; Refrigerated: 3 months; Frozen: Unacceptable
TriPath SurePath:
Room temperature: 14 days from date of collection Refrigerated: 90 days; Frozen: Unacceptable
Cervical biopsy: Room temperature: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: Indefinitely

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Tuesday-Saturday

Turnaround Time5-8 days
Test CodeHPVDH
CPT-4 Code (s)
87624
LOINC Codes
30167-1

Warde
Medical
Laboratory