Human Papilloma virus, Genotyping

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Technical Laboratory Bulletin
Topic: Human Papilloma virus, Genotyping
Test Name
Test Code
Method
Changes
Specimen
Test Schedule
Human Papilloma virus, Genotyping
HPVGE
Signal Amplification, Cervista IVD test
Revised Method 2011
ThinPrep vial, cervical/non-cervical sources
Thursdays
Change:
HPV genotyping will be performed using the Cervista HPV 16/18 IVD test. HPV genotyping can be ordered on
patients that have tested positive for the HPV high risk screen (HPVHR, HPVH, or HPVHO).
Indications:
Human papilloma viruses are a group of more than 100 different viruses, many of which have been shown to
cause cancer. Several "high risk" types of HPV are associated not only with cervical cancer, but also with
various other cancers including anal, penile, and throat cancer. HPV16 and HPV18 are the most prevalent
genotypes in squamous cell carcinoma and in adenocarcinomas The FDA-approved clinical indications for the
Cervista HPV 16/18 test include:
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Women over the age of 30 in conjunction with cervical cytology and a positive HPV high-risk screen.
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Women with ASC-US cervical cytology in conjunction with a positive HPV high-risk screen.
NOTE: A negative result for the HPV 16/18 genotyping test does not exclude the presence of other high risk
HPV subtypes. Correlation with clinical findings and other laboratory data is warranted.
Method:
DNA is extracted and the presence of HPV types 16 and 18 are evaluated via signal amplification using the
Cervista HPV 16/18 IVD test. This assay detects only the high risk HPV genotypes 16 and 18.
Result Reporting:
Positive or Negative for the high risk HPV genotypes16 and/or 18.
References:
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American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, HPV Genotyping Clinical Update, 2009
Cervista HPV 16/18 [package insert]. Madison, WI: Third Wave Technologies, Inc; 2009
G. D’Souza, et al. Case–Control Study of Human Papillomavirus and Oropharyngeal Cancer N Engl J Med 2007;356:1944-56.
Chris J. Meijer a, Peter J. Snijders a, Philip E. Castle b,⁎ Clinical utility of HPV genotypingGynecologic Oncology 103 (2006) 12–17
Additional Information:
Contact Hayley Webber, Ph.D., Molecular Technical Director or Monica Ianosi-Irimie, M.D.,Ph.D., Laboratory Director, NorDx, at
(207) 396-7800, or Email [email protected]
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