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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

Report Available

5 days

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

Day(s) Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri a.m.

CPT Codes

87491, 87591, 88142

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.