Test Name: HPV High Risk
Methodology: RNA - Hologic Panther
This assay is a nucleic acid amplification test for the qualitative detection of E6/E7 viral messenger RNA (mRNA) from 14 high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV) in cervical specimens. The high-risk HPV types detected by the assay include 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 66, and 68. This assay does not discriminate between the types. Studies show that targeting E6/E7 mRNA identifies the presence and activity of a high-risk HPV infection. Testing is available with reflex to HPV Genotyping when positive.
Cervical Specimens. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•APTIMA® Specimen Transfer Tube containing 1 ml of ThinPrep® or SurePath™ Pap Vial contents (vortex vial before transfer)
Storage and Transport
Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 30 days
•APTIMA® Specimen Transfer Tube: 30 days containing ThinPrep® aliquot
Specimen Rejection Criteria
Turn Around Time (TAT): 2 - 4 Days
CPT Codes*: 87624
*The CPT codes provided with our Test Descriptions are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. Correct CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed.