Anal Rectal Pap & HPV

  • Tech Only CPT
  • Tech Pro CPT
  • PowerPath Code
  • Schedule Monday - Friday
  • Turn Around Time 2 Days
  • Disease State Condyloma
  • Methodology Cytology

Specimen Requirements

1. Place requisition label on the vial with patient name and date of birth.
2. Collect specimen by inserting a moistened cytobrush or Dacron™ swab beyond the pectinate line (5 to 6 cm above the anal verge). Rotate cytobrush/swab continuously as it is withdrawn.
3. Rinse cytobrush or swab in vial.
4. Close vial securely to prevent leakage.The target of sampling includes the entire anal canal, the keratinized and non-keratinized portions, and the dentate line (anal transformation zone).

Storage and Transportation

Maintain at room temperature

Cause for Rejection

The technologist/pathologist may decide the material is insufficient for proper evaluation · Acellular specimens · Specimen containers without two (2) patient identifiers


21 Days


High-Risk HPV by Roche cobas can be ordered and performed as deemed necessary by the ordering physician. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is an infectious agent that is known to be a causative factor in anal, perineal, vulvar, vaginal and cervical malignancies. The high-risk HPV cobasresults reported by CellNetix Pathology & Laboratories are based upon a methodology that is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for cervical and vaginal cytology samples but is not specifically approved for HPV testing from other anogenital sites. This methodology may, however, be used to analyze samples from body sites other than the cervix and vagina. CellNetix Labs, LLC is certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) as qualified to perform high complexity clinical laboratory testing. (Reference: International Journal of Cancer; 2009 May 15; 124 (10):2375-83.)