Genotyping 16, 18, 31, 45, 33/58, 35/39/68, 51, 52, 56/59/66 available with SurePath
Molecular Pathology, Gynecologic Pathology
3030 - ThinPrep
3036 - SurePath
87624 - ThinPrepThis is for High-risk only
87625 - ThinPrepGenotyping 16/18/45
87624 - Surepath
Specimens not collected in ThinPrep OR SurePath, Liquid Based Pap Vial, insufficient volumes, excessive lubricant or blood, expired media.
Wooden spatulas should not be used to collect specimens with the BD SurePath Collection Vial.
Transport Container / Specimen
Gynecological specimen collected in a ThinPrep, Liquid Based Pap Vial, 20ml OR
Gynecological specimen collected in a SurePath, Liquid Based Pap Vial, 10ml
Turn Around Time
24 - 48 hours
FOR THINPREP PAP VIAL COLLECTION
Collect gynecological sample using a broom-type or cytobrush/spatula cervical sampling device.
Twirl or swish device into a ThinPrep vial containing PreservCyt Transport medium. Discard collection device, do not leave in vial.
Cap the vial tightly, label vial with two patient identifiers.
FOR SUREPATH PAP VIAL COLLECTION
Collect the cytology sample using either a broom-like device or combination brush/plastic spatula with detachable heads.
Using the thumb and forefinger of gloved hand(s), disconnect the head of the device from the
handle, insert the head in the collection vial. Discard the handle of the sampling device. Do not touch head of device(s).
Cap the vial tightly.
Send the specimen containing the head(s) of the sampling device(s), with appropriate paperwork, to the laboratory for PrepStain® processing.
Monday - Friday (days)
ThinPrep – Nucleic acid amplification of mRNA
SurePath – Nucleic Acid Amplification of DNA by PCR; Nucleic acid hybridization