82845:HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS (HPV), HIGH RISK DETECTR™, ANAL/RECTAL

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82845:HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS (HPV), HIGH RISK DETECTR™, ANAL/RECTAL
Methodology: Hybrid Capture (HC)
Edit Date: 9/30/2010
Performed: Tuesday-Sunday
Released: 48-72 hours after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 87621-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Anal and rectal swab specimen using a Digene Specimen Collection Kit and transported in the Digene Specimen Transport Medium. Also acceptable: ThinPrep vial.
Stability: Digene Media: 14 days ambient, 21 days refrigerated, or 3 months frozen.

ThinPrep Vial: 21 days ambient, 21 days refrigerated. Unstable frozen.

Standard Volume: Digene Media: 1 mL medium
ThinPrep: 4 mL medium.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: The majority of anal cancers are squamous cell carcinomas (in situ and epidermoid), which are usually associated with HPV.
Rejection Criteria: Specimen in SurePath.