Cytology, ThinPrep Pap Test with Reflex to Human Papillomavirus (HPV), High Risk, E6/E7 mRNA by Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA)
Ordering Recommendation

Preferred FDA-approved test for routine cervical cancer screening for women 21 to <25 years. Optional to use for 3-year cervical cancer screening intervals in women 25 to 65 years; preferred co-testing panel is Cytology, ThinPrep Pap Test and Human Papillomavirus (HPV), High Risk, E6/E7 mRNA by Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) (for routine co-testing in women over 30) (2000136). 

Microscopy/Qualitative Transcription-mediated Amplification
1-7 days, if reflexed, add 2 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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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.

If the ThinPrep Pap Test is interpreted as atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASC-US), then Human Papillomavirus (HPV), High Risk, E6/E7 mRNA by Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) will be added. Additional charges apply.

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

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.

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. If reflexed add 87624
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2000554ThinPrep Pap Specimen Source
2000555Clinical History
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