We evaluated the effect of storage at 2 to 8°C on the stability of human genomic and human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA stored in BD SurePath and Hologic PreservCyt liquid-based cytology media. DNA retained the ability to be extracted and PCR amplified for more than 2.5 years in both medium types. Prior inability to detect DNA in archived specimens may have been due to failure of the extraction method to isolate DNA from fixed cells. Copyright © 2013, American Society for Microbiology.
Agreda, P. M., Beitman, G. H., Gutierrez, E. C., Harris, J. M., Koch, K. R., LaViers, W. D., … Vaughan, L. M. (2013). Long-term stability of human genomic and human papillomavirus DNA stored in BD surePath and hologic preservCyt liquid-based cytology media. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 51(8), 2702–2706. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00759-13