Cytology, ThinPrep Pap Test and Human Papillomavirus (HPV), High Risk by Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) (for routine co-testing in women over 30)
Ordering Recommendation

FDA-approved test for 5-year interval testing (cotesting) in women 30-65 years.

Microscopy/Qualitative Transcription-mediated Amplification
1-7 days, add 2 days for HPV testing
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
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ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Cervical specimen in a ThinPrep Pap Test collection kit, broom kit (ARUP Supply #12587) or brush/spatula kit (ARUP Supply #40624) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. 
Specimen Preparation
Transport cervical specimen in the original collection kit. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens not collected in a ThinPrep Pap Test collection kit or specimens submitted in an expired collection kit. 
Ambient: 3 weeks; Refrigerated: 3 weeks; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
Refer to report.

Unsatisfactory ThinPrep Pap test specimens will not be tested for HPV.

The ThinPrep 2000 System is for use in screening for the presence of atypical cells, cervical cancer, or precursor lesions (LSIL, HSIL) as well as other cytologic categories as defined by the Bethesda System for Reporting Cervical Cytology, and is intended as a replacement for the conventional method of Pap smears.

The Pap test is a screening test for cervical cancer and its precursors with an inherent false-negative rate.

Store PreservCyt Solution without cytologic samples at 15°C to 30°C in the vials provided. Do not use solution beyond expiration date marked on the vial.
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CPT Code(s)
88142; if reviewed by pathologist add 88141; 87624
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2000530ThinPrep Pap Specimen Source
2000531Clinical History
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  • Cytology
  • Pap
  • Pap Smear
  • Thin Prep reflex HPV
  • ThinPrep
  • ThinPrep Pap
  • ThinPrep Pap and HPV HR E6/E7
  • ThinPrep Pap Test with reflex to HR HPV
  • ThinPrep Reflex to HPV