ThinPrep® Pap with Reflex to HPV DNA

Test Code

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

Pap results requiring physician interpretation will be performed at an additional charge (CPT Code(s): 88141; HCPCS: G0124).
If ThinPrep® Pap result is ASCUS, then HPV DNA (High Risk) will be performed at an additional charge (CPT Code(s): 87624).

Preferred Specimen
Pap sample collected in 1 ThinPrep® pap vial

Minimum Volume
1 ThinPrep vial


Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 42 days
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable

Room temperature: 90 days
Refrigerated: 90 days
Frozen: Unacceptable

Refer to local service area for specimen retention

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

Hologic ThinPrep® System

Reflex: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction

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

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report

Clinical Significance
Liquid based pap testing is intended for use in the screening and detection of cervical cancer, pre-cancerous lesions, atypical cells and all other cytologic categories as defined by the Bethesda System for reporting results of cervical cytology. Pap screening is not reliable for the detection of endometrial cancer.

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.