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 1-2 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
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
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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 (Test on Delay as of 01/18/23)