Human Papillomavirus, High Risk Screen Rectal Source 
Mnemonic MISC
CPT 87624
Test Code 3509949
Synonyms  Anal HPV
Test Includes  
Specimen Rectal Swab
Volume 3 mL
Container Liquid Based PAP Thinprep Vial Only
Special Instructions Moisten the swab in tap water and insert as far as possible into the anal canal. Slowly rotate the swab in one direction with gentle pressure on the walls as the swab is slowly being withdrawn. Care should be taken to ensure the transition zone is sampled. Vigorously rotate the swab in the PreservCyt® solution 10 times while pushing against the wall of the vial. Swirl the swab vigorously to release additional material. Discard the swab. Tighten the cap on the container so that the torque line on the cap passes the torque line on the vial.
Specimen Prep  
Storage Room Temperature
Transport Temp Room Temperature
Stability Rm Temp  6 months
Stability Refrig 6 months
Stability Frozen Unacceptable
Methodology Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Rejection Criteria Bloody or dark brown specimens. Specimens in any media other than indicated above.  
Reference Value Negative 
Performed/TAT Three times per week   1-5 days