HPV DNA, HIGH RISK, CERVICAL WITH REFLEX TO GENOTYPES 16,18

Specimen Required
Send 4.0 mL residual (PreservCyt®) fluid collected in a Liquid Cytology (PreservCyt®) Preservative (ThinPrep®). Minimum volume 2.0 mL.

Alternate Specimen
2.0 mL Residual SurePath™ fluid (1.0 mL minimum) collected in TriPath SurePath™ vials - post processing of the PAP smear.

Rejection Criteria
Cervical swabs in Digene® HC cervical sampler, unprocessed Cytyc® media without cervical brush/broom, Swabs, Digene® vials, unprocessed SurePath™ pellat, samples treated with acetic acid, Vaginal sources, Biopsy

Methodology
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Stability
ThinPrep®
Room temperature: 6 months; Refrigerated: 6 months; Frozen: Unacceptable
SurePath™
Room temperature: 30 days; Refrigerated: 6 months; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
HPV DNA, High Risk: Not detected
HPV 16: Not detected
HPV 18: Not detected

Performed
Tuesday - Saturday

Turnaround Time5 - 8 days
Test CodeHPDNA
CPT-4 Code (s)
87624, plus 87625 if reflexed, at an additional fee
LOINC Codes
HPV DNA, High Risk, Cervical   Not available  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory