Test Catalog

Test

Code
U336
Name
HPV ANAL RECTAL HIGH RISK PCR THP
Notes
Description

Also known as: U336, ANAL RECTAL HPV HIGH RISK, HPV ANAL RECTAL PCR THINPREP
Orderable Code: U336
Test Contains (LOINC): HPV Source (31208-2) HPV High Risk by PCR, ThinPrep (49896-4)
Sample Type: Anal/Rectal
Preferred Container: ThinPrep Vial
Sample Volume: 3.0 mL
Minimal Sample Volume: 1.5 mL
Handling Instructions
Collect anal/rectal specimens with brush or spatula from ThinPrep kit and place in PreservCyt Media.
Client Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Specimen Stability: Ambient: 6 months; Refrigerated: 6 months; Frozen: Unacceptable: Unsuitable Specimen
Bloody or dark brown specimens. Specimens in any other media other than indicated above.
Frequency: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Expected Turn Around: 2 – 6 Days
Responsible Dept: Molecular Microbiology
CPT: 87624
Methodology: Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Notes: Sensitivity may be affected by specimen collection methods, stage of infection, and the presence of interfering substances. Results should be interpreted in conjunction with other available laboratory and clinical data. A negative high-risk HPV result does not exclude the possibility of future cytologic HSIL or underlying CIN2-3 or cancer.
This test is intended for medical purposes only and is not valid for the evaluation of suspected sexual abuse or for other forensic purposes. HPV testing should not be used for screening or management of atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS) in women under age 21