Human Papillomavirus (HPV), High Risk with 16 and 18 Genotype by PCR, ThinPrep
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FDA-approved test and platform for primary HPV screening in women ≥25 years. FDA-approved test for routine cervical cancer screening in combination with cervical cytology (Pap smear) in women ≥30 years. Follow-up test for abnormal cytology results in women ≥21 years.

TP HPV1618
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Mon, Wed, Fri
1-5 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 with brush or spatula from ThinPrep kit and place in PreservCyt Media. 
Specimen Preparation
Mix well. Transfer 3 mL to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min 1.5 mL). If test is being used for primary screening, submit specimen aliquot and retain the original specimen at the client site. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
Bloody or dark brown specimens. Specimens in any media other than indicated above. 
Specimen source required. 
Ambient: 6 months; Refrigerated: 6 months; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
This test amplifies DNA of HPV16, HPV18 and 12 other high-risk HPV types (31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 66, and 68) associated with cervical cancer and its precursor lesions. Sensitivity may be affected by specimen collection methods, stage of infection, and the presence of interfering substances. Results should be interpreted in conjunction with other available laboratory and clinical data. A negative high-risk HPV result does not exclude the presence of other high-risk HPV types, the possibility of future cytologic abnormalities, underlying CIN2-3, or cancer.

This test is intended for medical purposes only and is not valid for the evaluation of suspected sexual abuse or for other forensic purposes. HPV testing should not be used for screening or management of atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS) in women under age 21.

Hotline History
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060752HPV Source31208-2
2011935HPV Genotype 16 by PCR61372-9
2011936HPV, Other High Risk by PCR70061-7
2011941HPV Genotype 18 by PCR61373-7
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