HPV Genotypes 16 and 18/45

Test Code

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
Minimum 1 mL PreservCyt® solution in APTIMA® Vaginal Collection tube (orange label) or Multi-test Collection Tube (orange label), or APTIMA® Specimen Transfer tube (green label)

Other Acceptable Specimens
Minimum 1 mL PreservCyt® solution in APTIMA® Unisex Swab Collection Kit

Labs performing cytology: Aliquot PreservCyt® solution before or after performance of liquid based cytology testing.

PreservCyt®: Transfer 1 mL of PreservCyt® solution into APTIMA® Vaginal Collection tube or Multi-test Collection Tube (orange label), or APTIMA• Specimen Transfer tube (green label). Ship to lab.

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 60 days
Refrigerated: 60 days
Frozen: 24 months

Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA)

FDA Status
The analytical performance characteristics of this assay have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. The modifications have not been cleared or approved by the FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Setup Schedule
Set up: Tues-Sat a.m.; Report available: Next day

Reference Range
Not detected

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.