HPV (human papillomavirus) RNA Test

Method(s) HPV High Risk Aptima Amplified RNA Assay
Specimen Required
Collect

ThinPrep vial or SurePath vial.

Transport

Room Temperature

Remarks

Collect in the routine manner using a broom-type collection device. Must be collected prior to the application of acetic acid or iodine. Other than cervical only rectal swabs submitted in a Thin Prep vial can be tested, but are sent to a reference lab.

Stability
  1. ThinPrep liquid cytology specimens should be stored at 2°C to 30°C for up to 30 days.
  2. ThinPrep liquid cytology specimens transferred to an APTIMA Specimen Transfer tube may be stored at 2°C to 30°C for up to 60 days.
  3. ThinPrep liquid cytology specimen or the ThinPrep liquid cytology specimen diluted into the APTIMA Specimen Transfer tube may be stored at -20°C to -70°C for up to 24 months.
Schedule Please call Customer Service at 315-461-3008 for further information.
Billing Code 8010135
CPTCode 87624
Notes 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. The APTIMA HPV Assay does not discriminate between the 14 high-risk types.
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Normal: Negative

No Appointment Necessary
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