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Human Papilloma Virus High-Risk DNA w/Genotypes 16/18 (aka HPV)

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code HPVHRG
Performed by Immunology
In House Availability Twice a week
Method PCR
Collection Instructions Place the cervical brush in the Cytyc ThinPrep PreservCyt solution
Container type ThinPrep PreservCyt solution
Sample type Cervical brush sample in preservative
Min. Volume Sample in 4 mL preservative
UCSF Rejection Criteria Specimen not received in required preservative
Processing notes Store at room temperature until processed. Do not centrifuge the sample. Forward to Immunology at room temperature.
Normal range HPV DNA, Genotype 16: Not Detected
HPV DNA, Genotype 18: Not Detected
HPV DNA, High Risk(Non 16/18): Not Detected
Synonyms HPV; Cervical cancer; Pap smear; Papanicolaou smear
Turn around times 1-5 days
Additional information According to 2012 guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, high-risk HPV testing is appropriate in the following settings:

- Screening in conjunction with cervical cytology for all women aged 30-65 years.
- Initial management of women 25 years or older with ASC-US cytology result.
- Initial management of women 30 years or older with LSIL cytology result.
- Post-colposcopy at 12 months and possibly 24 months depending on cytology and histology results.
- Repeat testing is indicated in patients with prior positive results after 12 months.
- Repeat testing is indicated in patients with prior negative results after 3 years or 5 years depending on cytology results.
- Testing may also be indicated outside of the above guidelines when clinical management may be affected.
CPT coding 87624
Last Updated 8/9/2017 6:41:29 PM
Entry Number 1807
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