Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Genotype 16 and 18 by PCR, Head and Neck
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Test for human papillomavirus (HPV) genotype 16 and 18 in patients previously diagnosed with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.  

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Mon, Fri
Within 1 week
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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Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Specimen Preparation
Formalin fixed (10 percent neutral buffered formalin) and paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue. Transport tissue block or 5 unstained 4-5 micron slides in a tissue transport kit (ARUP supply #47808) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 4 slides) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature. Also acceptable: Refrigerated. Ship in cooled container during summer months. 
Unacceptable Conditions
FFPE specimens without tumor tissue. FFPE specimens fixed in formalin substitutes (ie., Bouen or B5 fixatives), alternative fixatives or heavy metal fixatives (B-4 or B-5). Decalcified specimens. 
Anatomic source required. Pathology report requested. 
Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
This test amplifies DNA of HPV16 and HPV18 associated with head and neck cancer. 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 result for HPV 16 or HPV 18 does not exclude the presence of other high-risk HPV types.

Compliance Statement B: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

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Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2002148Block ID57723-9
2011935HPV Genotype 16 by PCR61372-9
3000415HPV Source31208-2
3000416HPV Genotype 18 by PCR61373-7
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  • High-risk HPV
  • HPV
  • HPV High Risk Head and Neck Cancer, Human papilloma virus