HPV (human papillomavirus) RNA Test
|Method(s)||HPV High Risk Aptima Amplified RNA Assay|
ThinPrep vial or SurePath vial.
Collect in the routine manner using a broom-type collection device. Must be collected prior to the application of acetic acid or iodine. Other than cervical only rectal swabs submitted in a Thin Prep vial can be tested, but are sent to a reference lab.
|Schedule||Please call Customer Service at 315-461-3008 for further information.|
|Notes||The high-risk HPV types detected by the assay include: 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 66, and 68. The APTIMA HPV Assay does not discriminate between the 14 high-risk types.|
|Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)|