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Test Compendium


Test Code

  • 3182

Test Synonym

  • HPV DNA, High Risk, Anal-Rectal

Minimum Volume

  • 1 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Rectal Swab


  • Thinprep Liquid Pap Vial


  • Ambient

CPT Codes

  • 87621
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • An anal-rectal cytology specimen in a Thin Prep Vial

Additional Information

  • An anal-rectal cytology specimen is collected using a Dacron swab. Moisten the swab in tap water and insert as far as possible into the anal canal. Slowly rotate the swab in one direction w/gentle pressure on walls as swab is slowly being withdrawn.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 ThinPrep® vial. Swirl the swab vigorously to release additional material. Discard the swab. Tighten the cap on the ThinPrep container so that the torque line on the cap passes the torque line on the vial.