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Test Code TPRLX ThinPrep(TM) Pap & HPV E6/E7 with reflex to HPV 16,18/45

Specimen Required

Minimum: 20 mL in PreservCyt™ solution in ThinPrep™Pap Test vials – (See instructions)

Specimen Stability

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

Rejection Due To

Unlabeled vial • Leakage of fluid during transport • Mismatch between name of patient on vial and name on test requisition

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Mon-Fri a.m.

Method Name

See individual tests

Collection Container / Tube

Preferred: PreservCyt™ solution in ThinPrep™Pap Test vials – (See instructions)
Other Acceptable Container:

Transport / Storage Conditions

Room temperature

Special Instructions

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

87624, 88142

Analytic Time

Mon-Fri a.m.

Alias/See Also

LAB13027

Message

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.