Ordering Recommendation

FDA-approved test for routine 3-year interval cervical cancer screening test in all women ≥21 years. Preferred cotesting panel is Cytology, ThinPrep Pap Test and Human Papillomavirus (HPV), High Risk by Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) with Reflex to HPV Genotypes 16 and 18/45 by TMA, ThinPrep (for routine cotesting in women over 30) (2000136).


Microscopy/Qualitative Nucleic Acid Amplification




1-7 days, if reflexed, add 2 days

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

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.


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

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data

Refer to report.

No compliance statements are in use for this test.


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
CPT Codes

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

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.
  • 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