Ordering Recommendation

Acceptable test for routine cervical cancer screening at 3-year intervals in individuals 25-65 years of age with a cervix. Preferred test is Human Papillomavirus (HPV), High Risk with 16 and 18 Genotype by Nucleic Acid Amplification (NAA), ThinPrep (3003005).

Mnemonic

TR REQUEST

Methodology

Microscopy

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

1-7 days, if reflexed, add 2 days for HPV test

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

Ambient

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens not collected in a ThinPrep Pap Test collection vial. Specimens submitted in an expired collection vial.

Remarks
Stability

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

Reference Interval

Interpretive Data

Refer to report.

Compliance Category

FDA

Note

If the ThinPrep Pap Test is interpreted as atypical squamous of undetermined significance (ASC-US), then 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.

Store collection vials without cytologic samples at room temperature (15°C to 30°C). Do not use solution beyond expiration date marked on the vial.

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

88142; if reviewed by pathologist add 88141. If reflexed, add 87624

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2000554 ThinPrep Pap Specimen Source
2000555 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
  • Pap Test
  • Thin Prep Pap with reflex to HPV HR E6/E7
  • Thin Prep reflex HPV
  • ThinPrep
  • ThinPrep Pap
  • ThinPrep Pap Test with reflex to HR HPV
  • ThinPrep Reflex to HPV
Cytology, ThinPrep Pap Test with Reflex to Human Papillomavirus (HPV), High Risk with 16 and 18 Genotype by Nucleic Acid Amplification (NAA), ThinPrep