Anal sample in Surepath Liquid-Based Pap Test Preservative fluid OR Thinprep Pap Test PreservCyt® fluid.
This test is not FDA approved or is it validated by Pathology, Inc. for this sample type. Test performed at physicians request. Interpret with caution and correlate with other supporting data.
See Appendix, Anal Specimen Collection
To screen for anal cancer and pre-cancerous lesions; to detect an HPV infection as there is a potential correlation between HPV infection and anal cancer