High-Risk HPV

Diagnostic Testing Medical

Test name: High-Risk HPV

Specimen: Thin Prep Pap Test Vial

CPT Codes: 87624

Collection: Gynecological specimen collected in the PreservCyt Solution. Record the patient name and ID number on the vial, fully complete a specimen requisition, and forward to Arbor Diagnostics in a specimen bag.

Special Instructions and Considerations: Gynecological broom-type or endocervical brush/spatula collection devices should be used. Specimen should not be collected within 1 week of menstruation. Excessive lubricant may interfere with sample adequacy.  Must be processed within 30 days of collection.

Storage Instructions: Maintain at room temperature

Transport Instructions: Transport at room temperature

Causes for Rejection: Improperly labeled or expired vial, frozen specimen, or specimen older than 21 days from collection.

Limitations, Causes for Unsatisfactory Results:  Sample collected near menstrual cycle or with excessive lubricant

Test Methodology: A nucleic acid amplification test is used for the qualitative detection of 14 types of high-risk HPV (16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 66 and 68) without differentiation of the individual type.

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