ThinPrep® Imaging Pap and HPV mRNA E6/E7

Test Code

CPT Codes
87624, 88175<br><strong>This test is not available for California patient testing.</strong>

ThinPrep® Imaging System Pap

Preferred Specimen
Pap sample collected in 1 ThinPrep® Pap vial

Minimum Volume
1 ThinPrep Pap vial


Transport Container
1 ThinPrep Pap vial

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 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: 2 years

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
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 Chantilly
14225 Newbrook Dr
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.