HPV mRNA e6/e7, RectalMain Content
Test Code: 91932
Includes: HPV Mrna e6/e7, Rectal
Methodology: Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA)
Clinical Significance: The HPV mRNA E6/E7 test is used in conjunction with cytology to evaluate anal dysplasia.
Alternative Name(s): Human Papillomavirus
Supply: Anal HPV Collection Kit - Special Order Request please contact Client Service Department
Preferred Specimen: 3 ml Dacron swab collected in Liquid Cytology (Preservcyt® (Thin Prep ®)) Vial
Preferred Volume: 3mL
Transport Container: Liquid Cytology (Preservcyt® (Thin Prep ®)) Vial
Transport Temperature: Room Temperature
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 30 days
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:To collect an anal-rectal sample, a wetted, non-lubricated Dacron swab is used. The Dacron swab is inserted about 3 cm (or until resistance is met) into the anal canal past the anal verge, into the rectal vault. This is done without visualization of the anal canal. Firm lateral pressure is applied to the swab handle as it is rotated and slowly moved in and out. Slowly withdraw swab from the anal canal. Swish the swab vigorously in Preservcyt® fluid in the Thinprep vial. Discard the swab. Cap and tighten the Thinprep vial. Follow the same procedure if using a brush to collect an anal-rectal sample. Avoid using cotton swab on a wooden stick because the handle may break and splinter during collection. Swab that is grossly contaminated with feces should be discarded and the collection repeated.
Rejection Criteria: Digene Vials, Surepath Vials, Received Frozen
For additional supply or collection device information, please contact DLO's Customer Service at (800) 891-2917, option 2.