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Human Papillomavirus DNA Detection (HPV DNA) (DISCONTINUED)

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Specimen Container

NOTE: All specimens must be collected before application of acetic acid or iodine for colposcopy.
1. Cervical samples collected using a cervical brush and placed in Specimen Transport Medium (STM).
2. Freshly collected biopsies 2-5mm in cross section should be placed immediately in 1 mL of STM. Biopsies less than 2mm are not suitable. Biopsies can be transported at 2-30°C overnight but must be stored frozen at -20°C before processing.
3. Cervical samples collected for PAP smear

Specimen Requirement

Types of specimens
1. Cervical specimens that are collected using a cervical sampler that consists of a cervical brush in Specimen Transport Medium (STM). Please call Laboratory Reception for the cervical samplers. Refer to insert on collection and handling. After collection insert brush to transport tube. Snap off the shaft at the score line and cap tube securely.  Sampler front and back
2. Cervical biopsies.
3. Cervical specimens that are collected using a broom-type collection device or brush/spatula combination in ThinPrep PreservCyt solution.

Specimen Storage / Transport

1. STM can be stored up to 2 weeks at room temperature. Specimens to be tested within one week can be stored at 2-8°C. Specimens to be tested within 3 months can be stored at -20°C.
2. Biopsies must be stored at -20°C before testing.
3. Specimens in PreservCyt solutions can be stored at 2-30°C for up to 3 months. Do not freeze PreservCyt solutions.



Orderable as STAT?


Turn Around Time

3 - 7 days

Reference Value(s)

Testing Laboratory Location



Molecular Micro

Contact Number

6394 1382

Day and Time Performed


Orderable on CPOE?


Additional Information

For further inquiries:- Please contact Mr Loo Liat Hui (Principal Scientific Officer) at ext 1382 CPOE orderable name HPV High Risk and HPV 16/18 Genotyping

Change History Notes



Human Papillomavirus DNA Detection (HPV DNA) xxxxx(DISCONTINUED)

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