Ordering Recommendation

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

Mnemonic
GH REQUEST
Methodology

Microscopy/Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

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.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Cervical specimen in a SurePath collection kit, Rovers Cervex-Brush Kit (ARUP Supply #22216), PAP Perfect Plastic Spatula and Cytobrush Plus GT Collection Kit (ARUP Supply #41126), or Rovers Cervex-Brush Combi Collection Kit (ARUP Supply #45031) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. For specific instructions refer to Specimen Collection and Handling.

Specimen Preparation

Transport cervical specimen in the original collection kit.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Room temperature.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens not collected in a SurePath collection kit. Expired preservative vials or vials received without the collection devices.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 1 month; Refrigerated: 6 months; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data

Refer to report.

No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note

In addition to the SurePath Pap Test, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), High Risk with 16 and 18 Genotype by PCR, SurePath (ARUP test code 2011933) will be performed and reported under a separate accession. The Pap Test is a screening test for cervical cancer and its precursors with an inherent false-negative rate.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87624; 88142, if reviewed by pathologist add 88141

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2000473 SurePath Pap Specimen Source
2000474 Clinical History
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, please click the sidebar link to access the Interface Map.
Aliases
  • HPV PCR
  • Pap Smear and HPV testing
  • Pap Test, (SurePath Liquid-Based Pap Test)
  • SurePath Pap Test and HR Hybrid Capture
Cytology, SurePath Liquid-Based Pap Test and Human Papillomavirus (HPV), High Risk with 16 and 18 Genotype by PCR, SurePath. (for routine co-testing in women over 30)