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Human Papilloma virus PCR

Alternative Names:HPV PCR
Laboratory:Microbiology
Test Code:Human Papilloma virus DNA PCR
Specimen Types:Tissue
Swab
Container Types:
Fresh Tissue Pot
Dry Swab
Collection & Request Instructions:

Department Head authorisation required.

DO NOT collect samples in viral transport medium.

Vaginal lavages also acceptable specimen.

 

Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:Room Temperature
Assay Frequency:By Arrangement
External Laboratory:Royal Women's Hospital Laboratory Services
Additional Notes:

Samples are batched.  Long turnaround time for results expected.