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Human Papillomavirus (HPV), High Risk by PCR, SurePath
2011942
Ordering Recommendation

FDA-approved test for routine cervical cancer screening in combination with cervical cytology (Pap smear) for women ≥30 years. Follow-up test for abnormal cytology results in women ≥21 years.

Mnemonic
SP HPV PCR
Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Mon, Wed, Fri
Reported
1-5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Cervical, anal or vaginal specimens with SurePath collection kit and place in SurePath media. 
Specimen Preparation
Mix well. Transfer 3 mL to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min 1.5 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Bloody or dark brown specimens. Specimens in any media other than indicated above. 
Remarks
Specimen source required. 
Stability
Ambient: 1 month; Refrigerated: 6 months; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Negative
Interpretive Data
This test amplifies DNA of 14 high-risk HPV types (16, 18, 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.

Note
CPT Code(s)
87624
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060752HPV Source31208-2
2011943HPV High Risk by PCR, SurePath49896-4
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Aliases
  • HPV High Risk
  • HPV HR SurePath
  • Human papilloma virus