ThinPrep® Pap and HPV mRNA E6/E7

Test Code

CPT Codes
87624, 88142<br>This test is not available for California patient testing.

Pap results requiring physician interpretation will be performed at an additional charge (CPT Code(s): 88141; HCPCS: G0124).

Preferred Specimen
Pap sample collected in 1 ThinPrep® pap vial

Minimum Volume
1 ThinPrep vial


Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
ThinPrep pap vial
Room temperature (50-30° C): 42 days
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable

HPV - ThinPrep pap vial
Room temperature: 30 days
Refrigerated: 105 days
Frozen: Unacceptable

ThinPrep in Aptima transfer tube
Room temperature: 60 days
Refrigerated: 60 days
Frozen: 24 months

Refer to local service area for specimen retention

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
ThinPrep vials received refrigerated or frozen • Swabs • Cervical swabs in Digene® HC cervical sampler • Digene® vials

Hologic ThinPrep® System • Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon-Sat; Report available: 10 days

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report

Clinical Significance
HPV mRNA E6/E7 is used in conjunction with the Pap cytology findings to assess the risk of progression to cervical cancer and to guide patient management.

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.