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Human Papilloma Virus Genotyping Assay (Molecular Diagnostics)

General information

Collection container (including preservatives): Virus Transport Medium in CE marked leak proof container

Specimen type: Swabs, biopsies, paraffin wax sections

Specimen transport: Ambient or refrigerated

Minimum volume of sample: Not applicable

Laboratory information

Measurement units: Detection of DNA fragments using microarray

Turnaround time: Genotype result available within 14 -16 days

Clinical information

Clinical decision points: Not applicable

Factors known to significantly affect the results: False negative results may occur for a variety of reasons, for example inappropriate timing of sample collection, inappropriate sample, presence of virus below the detectable limit of the assay. New and emerging variants may also occur which may not be detected by this assay. Towards the limit of detection of an assay sampling variation will result in lower reproducibility.