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HPV (cervical scraping/biopsy) 

A. Collection Using SurePath Preservative Fluid (ThinLayer)

  • Collect the cervical sample according to the Pap smear guidelines using the broom-like collection device provided.
  • Using the thumb and forefinger of a gloved hand, disconnect the head of the device from the handle and insert the head into the appropriately labeled collection vial. Do not touch head of device. Discard handle
  • Tightly cap the vial and shake.
  • Store and transport at room temperature (15-25°C).

NOTE:

This collection device is for the PrepStain Pap ThinLayer Smear and HPV molecular testing.

B. Collection Using Digene Cervical Sampler.

1.      Cervical Brushing

NOTE:

Collect Pap smear specimen (separate collection device) before obtaining specimen for HPV DNA testing. Collect the HPV DNA specimen prior to the application of acetic acid or iodine if a colposcopy is being performed. This collection device is for HPV molecular testing only.

      • Collect the Pap cervical sample according to the Pap smear guidelines using the brush-like collection device provided.
      • Insert the brush to the bottom of an appropriately labeled collection device.
      • Snap off shaft of brush handle at score line. Cap device.
      • Store and transport the specimen at room temperature (15-25°C).

2. Cervical Biopsy

      • Collect a fresh cervical biopsy specimen up to 5 mm in cross-section by standard methods. 
      • Immediately place the biopsy specimen into an appropriately labeled collection device.
      • Store and transport the specimen at <-20°C. 

C. Collection Using Cytyc PreservCyt Collection (ThinPrep)


NOTE:

This collection device is for the ThinPrep Pap Smear and HPV molecular testing.

      • Collect the cervical sample according to the Pap smear guidelines using the broom-like collection device provided.
      • Separate the broom part of the device from the handle by pulling apart, leaving the broom in the appropriately labeled collection device.
      • Tightly cap the vial and shake.
      • Store and transport the specimen at room temperature (15-25°C).

HPV Testing Supplies:


Sure-Path Liquid  PAP Smear  Collection Kit

sure-liquid pap smear kit

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Thin Prep Liquid  PAP Smear  Collection Kit

Thin prep liquid pap smear kit

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DiGene Cervical Brush/Collection

Digene Cervical Brush