Genotyping 16, 18, 31, 45, 33/58, 35/39/68, 51, 52, 56/59/66 available with ThinPrep
MV00001 – ThinPrep
87624 – ThinPrepThis is for High-risk only
Specimens not collected in ThinPrep, 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 AveroSwab Collection Kit (UTM Swab)
24 – 48 hours from receipt at the lab
THINPREP PAP VIAL COLLECTION
Collect gynecological sample from the cervix/endocervix using a broom-type or cytobrush/spatula 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 and label with two patient identifiers.
Wash hands before starting.
Partially peel open swab package. Do not touch the soft tip or lay swab down. If the soft tip is touched, laid down, or dropped, request a new AveroSwab Collection Kit. Hold swab, placing thumb and forefinger in the middle of the swab shaft over the black score line.
Carefully insert swab into the inside opening of the vagina, about two inches, and gently rotate swab for 10 to 30 seconds. Make sure swab touches the walls of the vagina so that moisture is absorbed by swab. Withdraw swab without touching skin.
While holding swab in hand, unscrew the tube cap. Do not spill tube contents. If the tube contents are spilled, request a new AveroSwab Collection Kit. Immediately place swab into transport tube so that the tip of the swab is visible below the tube label. Carefully break swab shaft at the score line against the side of the tube.
Tightly screw cap onto tube as shown in Diagram 4. Return tube as instructed by care provider.