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High-Risk HPV / HPV Genotyping

Genotyping 16/18/45 available with ThinPrep

Genotyping 16, 18, 31, 45, 33/58, 35/39/68, 51, 52, 56/59/66 available with SurePath

Molecular Pathology, Gynecologic Pathology

Test Code

3030 - ThinPrep

3036 - SurePath

CPT Code

87624 - ThinPrep This is for High-risk only

87625 - ThinPrep Genotyping 16/18/45

87624 - Surepath

Specimen Stability

Specimen Temperature

ThinPrep

SurePath

Room temperature

30 days

30 days

Rejection Criteria

Specimens not collected in ThinPrep OR SurePath, Liquid Based Pap Vial, insufficient volumes, excessive lubricant or blood, expired media.

Wooden spatulas should not be used to collect specimens with the BD SurePath Collection Vial.

Transport Container / Specimen

Gynecological specimen collected in a ThinPrep, Liquid Based Pap Vial, 20ml OR

Gynecological specimen collected in a SurePath, Liquid Based Pap Vial, 10ml

Turn Around Time

24 - 48 hours

Collection

FOR THINPREP PAP VIAL COLLECTION

  1. Collect gynecological sample using a broom-type or cytobrush/spatula cervical sampling device.
  2. Twirl or swish device into a ThinPrep vial containing PreservCyt Transport medium. Discard collection device, do not leave in vial.
  3. Cap the vial tightly, label vial with two patient identifiers.

FOR SUREPATH PAP VIAL COLLECTION

  1. Collect the cytology sample using either a broom-like device or combination brush/plastic spatula with detachable heads.
  2. Using the thumb and forefinger of gloved hand(s), disconnect the head of the device from the handle, insert the head in the collection vial. Discard the handle of the sampling device. Do not touch head of device(s).
  3. Cap the vial tightly.
  4. Send the specimen containing the head(s) of the sampling device(s), with appropriate paperwork, to the laboratory for PrepStain® processing.

Test Setup

Monday - Friday (days)

Methodology

ThinPrep – Nucleic acid amplification of mRNA

SurePath – Nucleic Acid Amplification of DNA by PCR; Nucleic acid hybridization

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Download the Gynecologic Pathology - SurePath Requisition.

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