HPV, HIGH RISK

SPECIMEN: 1 SWAB KIT

CONTAINER TYPE: THIN PREP SWAB

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 SWAB

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE DACRON SWAB OR ANAL-RECTAL BRUSH TO COLLECT AN ANAL- RECTAL SAMPLE, A TAP WATER MOISTENED DACRON SWAB IS USED. THE DACRON SWAB IS INSERTED ABOUT 5-6CM INTO THE CANAL PAST THE ANAL VERGE, INTO THE RECTAL VAULT. THIS IS DONE WITHOUT DIRECT VISUALIZATION OF THE ANAL CANAL. FIRM LATERAL PRESSURE IS APPLIED TO THE SWAB HANDLE AS IT IS ROTATED AND SLOWLY WITHDRAWN FROM THE ANAL CANAL, INSCRIBING A CONE-SHAPED ARC. AVOID USING COTTON SWABS ON A WOODEN STICK BECAUSE THE HANDLE MAY BREAK AND SPLINTER DURING COLLECTION. THE SAMPLE MAY ALSO BE COLLECTED USING THE CERVICAL SAMPLER BRUSH PROVIDED IN THE DIGENE CERVICAL SAMPLER COLLECTION KIT. BRUSH OR SWAB THAT IS GROSSLY CONTAMINATED WITH FECES SHOULD BE DISCARDED AND THE COLLECTION REPEATED. REMOVE THE CAP FROM THE DIGENE STANDARD TRANSPORT MEDIUM (STM) SUPPLIED WITH THE COLLECTION KIT. IMMEDIATELY INSERT SWAB OR BRUSH TO THE BOTTOM OF THE TRANSPORT TUBE. SNAP OFF SHAFT AT SCORE LINE AND CAP TUBE SECURELY.