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Test Code TPRCN ThinPrep(TM)Pap Reflex HPV mRNA E6/E7, CT/NG

Specimen Required

20 mL

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: 30 days
Refrigerated: 30 days
Frozen: Unacceptable

Rejection Due To

Received frozen

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri a.m.

Method Name

Papanicolaou Staining/Bethesda System of Reporting • Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) • Kinetic

Collection Container / Tube

Preferred: PreservCyt™ solution in ThinPrep™Pap Test vials – (See instructions)
Other Acceptable Container: None

Transport / Storage Conditions

Room temperature

Special Instructions

Results from the APTIMA® Combo 2 Assay should be interpreted in conjunction with other laboratory and clinical data available to the clinician. 

The APTIMA® Combo 2 Assay is not intended for the evaluation of suspected sexual abuse or for other medico-legal indications. 

For a complete list of assay limitations we recommend that you review the manufacturers package insert, www.hologic.com//package-inserts/clinical-diagnostics-blood-screening/assays-and-tests/aptima-combo-2-assay-ctng. 

Collect cervical specimens in ThinPrep® Pap Test vials containing PreservCyt® Solution with broom-type or cytobrush/spatula collection devices according to the manufacturers instructions. 

If the ThinPrep® Aliquot Removal procedure will be used prior to cytology processing, refer to the ThinPrep® 2000 or ThinPrep® 3000 System instructions for use on aliquot removal. Transfer 1 mL of the removed aliquot into an APTIMA® Specimen Transfer tube according to the instructions in the APTIMA® Specimen Transfer Kit package insert. 

If testing the specimen after cytology processing using the ThinPrep® 2000 System, process the ThinPrep® liquid cytology specimen in accordance with the ThinPrep® 2000 System instructions for use and the APTIMA® Specimen Transfer Kit package insert. Transfer 1 mL of the fluid remaining in the ThinPrep® Pap test vial into an APTIMA® Specimen Transfer tube according to the instructions in the APTIMA® Specimen Transfer Kit package insert. 
Specimens should be transferred to an APTIMA® Specimen Transfer tube within 30 days of collection if stored at room temperature (see section 3.2). 

ThinPrep PreservCyt® Solution Vials: 1 mL of PreservCyt® Solution specimen must be transferred into 2.9 mL of APTIMA® specimen transport media. Transfer into APTIMA® transport media tubes contained in Specimen Transfer kits, Vaginal Swab collection kits, or Unisex Swab collection kits.

Reference Values

See Laboratory Report

CPT Codes

87491, 87591, 88142

Analytic Time

5 days

Alias/See Also

LAB13043

Message

Results from the APTIMA® Combo 2 Assay should be interpreted in conjunction with other laboratory and clinical data available to the clinician. 

The APTIMA® Combo 2 Assay is not intended for the evaluation of suspected sexual abuse or for other medico-legal indications. 

For a complete list of assay limitations we recommend that you review the manufacturers package insert, www.hologic.com//package-inserts/clinical-diagnostics-blood-screening/assays-and-tests/aptima-combo-2-assay-ctng. 

Collect cervical specimens in ThinPrep® Pap Test vials containing PreservCyt® Solution with broom-type or cytobrush/spatula collection devices according to the manufacturers instructions. 

If the ThinPrep® Aliquot Removal procedure will be used prior to cytology processing, refer to the ThinPrep® 2000 or ThinPrep® 3000 System instructions for use on aliquot removal. Transfer 1 mL of the removed aliquot into an APTIMA® Specimen Transfer tube according to the instructions in the APTIMA® Specimen Transfer Kit package insert. 

If testing the specimen after cytology processing using the ThinPrep® 2000 System, process the ThinPrep® liquid cytology specimen in accordance with the ThinPrep® 2000 System instructions for use and the APTIMA® Specimen Transfer Kit package insert. Transfer 1 mL of the fluid remaining in the ThinPrep® Pap test vial into an APTIMA® Specimen Transfer tube according to the instructions in the APTIMA® Specimen Transfer Kit package insert. 
Specimens should be transferred to an APTIMA® Specimen Transfer tube within 30 days of collection if stored at room temperature (see section 3.2). 

ThinPrep PreservCyt® Solution Vials: 1 mL of PreservCyt® Solution specimen must be transferred into 2.9 mL of APTIMA® specimen transport media. Transfer into APTIMA® transport media tubes contained in Specimen Transfer kits, Vaginal Swab collection kits, or Unisex Swab collection kits.