Ordering Recommendation

FDA-approved test for 5-year interval testing (cotesting) in women 25-65 years. Preferred test is Human Papillomavirus (HPV), High Risk with 16 and 18 Genotype by Nucleic Acid Amplification (NAA), ThinPrep (3003005).

Mnemonic
TH REQUEST
Methodology

Microscopy/Qualitative Nucleic Acid Amplification

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 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.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 3 weeks; Refrigerated: 3 weeks; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data

Refer to report.

Compliance Category

FDA

Note

In addition to the ThinPrep Pap Test, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), High Risk with 16 and 18 Genotype by Nucleic Acid Amplification (NAA), ThinPrep (ARUP test code 3003005) will be performed and reported under a separate accession. Additional charges apply. 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

88142; if reviewed by pathologist add 88141; 87624

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2000530 ThinPrep Pap Specimen Source
2000531 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
  • Cytology
  • Pap
  • Pap Smear
  • Thin Prep reflex HPV
  • ThinPrep
  • ThinPrep Pap
  • ThinPrep Pap and HPV HR E6/E7
  • ThinPrep Pap Test with reflex to HR HPV
  • ThinPrep Reflex to HPV
Cytology, ThinPrep Pap Test and Human Papillomavirus (HPV), High Risk with 16 and 18 Genotype by Nucleic Acid Amplification (NAA), ThinPrep (for routine co-testing in women over 30)