HPV GENOTYPES 16 AND 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, Swabs, Digene vials, unprocessed SurePath vials, vaginal swabs

Methodology
Invader® Signal Amplification

Stability
PreservCyt®
Room Temperature: 90 days; Refrigerated: 90 days; Frozen: Unacceptable
SurePath®
Room Temperature: 30 days; Refrigerated: 30 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
HPV16 DNA, Invader®: Not detected
HPV18 DNA, Invader®: Not detected

Performed
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Turnaround Time4-7 days
Test CodeHPVGQ
CPT-4 Code (s)
87625
LOINC Codes
HPV16 DNA, Invader®   59263-4  
HPV18 DNA, Invader®   59264-2  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory