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HPV, Human Papillomavirus

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Updated Test Information:

Test Description
HPV, Human Papillomavirus
Synonym(s)

HR HPV, HPV

Test ID

ThinPrep:


THPV - HPV Only - Liquid Based Pap Collection (NO PAP)
TPAPV - Pap w/HPV (regardless of Pap result)
TPAPVG - Pap w/HPV (regardless) and reflex 16/18 if HPV+
TPAPVGN - Pap w/HPV (regardless) and reflex 16/18 if Pap – and HPV+
TPAPA - Pap w/HPV if ASCUS
TPAPACT - Pap w/HPV if ASCUS and CT
TPAPAGC - Pap w/HPV if ASCUS and GC
TPAPAGCCT - Pap w/HPV if ASCUS and GCCT


SurePath:


AHPV - HPV Only - Liquid Based Pap Collection (NO PAP)
APAPV - Pap w/HPV (regardless of Pap result)
APAPVG - Pap w/HPV (regardless) and reflex 16/18 if HPV+
APAPVGN - Pap w/HPV (regardless) and reflex 16/18 if Pap – and HPV+
APAPA - Pap w/HPV if ASCUS
APAPACT - Pap w/HPV if ASCUS and CT
APAPAGC - Pap w/HPV if ASCUS and GC
APAPAGCCT - Pap w/HPV if ASCUS and GCCT


ANALHCYT - Anal cytology with HPV


ANALHCYTG - Anal cytology with HPV and reflex to 16/18

Specimen Type

Cervical/endocervical collection, vaginal collection

Specimen Requirements

SurePath or ThinPrep collection vial

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Required Information

Complete the Incyte Diagnostics requisition with the patient's demographics and relevant clinical history. Label specimen container with the patient's full first and last name, second unique identifier, and specimen source/site.

Unacceptable Specimen Conditions

Improper or inadequate patient identification, improper fixative

Limitations

Excess blood/inflammation/lubricant, scant cellularity 


Detection of high-risk HPV mRNA is dependent on the number of copies present in the specimen and may be affected by specimen collection methods, patient factors, stage of infection and the presence of interfering substances.


A negative Aptima HPV assay result does not exclude the possibility of cytologic abnormalities or of future or underlying CIN2, CIN3, or cancer.


The Aptima HPV assay should be interpreted in conjunction with other laboratory and clinical data available to the clinician.

Department (code)

Molecular

Methodology

Aptima nucleic acid amplification

Estimated TAT

13 business days from receipt

Testing Schedule

Monday–Friday

Retention

Specimen is retained for 21 days from submission

CPT Code(s)

87624