Test Catalog

Test ID: HPVP    
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA Detection with Genotyping, High Risk Types by PCR with Papanicolaou Smear Reflex, ThinPrep, Varies

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Screening for infection with high-risk (HR) human papillomavirus associated with the development of cervical cancer


Individual genotyping of HPV-16 and/or HPV-18, if present


This test is not recommended for evaluation of suspected sexual abuse.


This test is not intended for women who have undergone hysterectomy.


This test is not intended for use with samples other than those collected by a clinician using an endocervical brush or spatula and placed in the ThinPrep Pap test PreservCyt solution.


This test is not intended for use in determining the need for treatment (ie, excisional or ablative treatment of the cervix) in the absence of high-grade cervical dysplasia. Patients who are HPV16/18 positive should be monitored carefully for the development of high-grade cervical dysplasia according to current practice guidelines.

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
TPRCYHPV Cytology ReflexNoNo
TPSPCPhysician Interp ScreenNoNo

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When this test is ordered, human papillomavirus (HPV) with genotyping by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) will be performed. If the patient is > or =25 years old and HPV with genotyping by PCR is positive for other high-risk types and negative for types 16 and 18, then HPV cytology reflex test will be performed at an additional charge.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

HPCG: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

TPRCY: Light Microscopy

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

HPVG PCR w/ Pap Reflex, ThinPrep

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

High Risk HPV
HPV (Human Papillomavirus) PCR
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Genotyping