High-risk HPV With HPV Genotypes 16 and 18 (Cobas®)

CPT: 87624
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Test Details


This test specifically identifies types HPV16 and HPV18 while concurrently detecting the rest of the high-risk types: 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 66, and 68 without further specific differentiation.


Detection of high-risk HPV is dependent on the number of copies present in the specimen and may be affected by specimen collection methods, patient factors, stage of infection, and the presence of interfering substances.


Nucleic acid amplification (NAA)

Specimen Requirements


Cervical cells in ThinPrep® vial


ThinPrep® vial

Minimum Volume

1 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)


ThinPrep® vial

Patient Preparation

Patient should avoid douches 48 to 72 hours prior to examination. Specimen should not be collected during or shortly after menstrual period.


Brush/spatula technique: Insert the brush into the endocervical canal until only the bottommost fibers are exposed. Slowly rotate the brush 1/4 to 1/2 turn in one direction. Do not over-rotate the brush. Then, rotate the brush in the PreservCyt® solution 10 times while pushing against the wall of the ThinPrep® vial. Swirl the brush vigorously to release additional material. Discard the brush. Obtain an adequate sample from the ectocervix using a plastic spatula. Swirl vigorously in the ThinPrep® vial 10 times and discard the spatula. Tighten the cap on the ThinPrep® container so that the torque line on the cap passes the torque line on the vial.

Storage Instructions

Cervical specimens collected in ThinPrep® vial may be stored at 2°C to 30°C for six months after the date of collection prior to performing the Cobas® HPV test. ThinPrep® specimens should not be frozen.

Causes for Rejection

Improper collection; inadequate specimen; improper labeling; specimen more than six months old in ThinPrep® vial; frozen specimen; specimen leaked in transit; quantity not sufficient for analysis; name discrepancies; specimen submitted on male patients; excessively bloody specimens


Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
507385 HPV, cobas high-risk/16/18 507386 HPV other hr types 71431-1
507385 HPV, cobas high-risk/16/18 507387 HPV 16 61372-9
507385 HPV, cobas high-risk/16/18 507388 HPV 18 61373-7

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