Fee: Please refer to fee schedule
Monday - Friday
Qualitative Transcription-mediated Amplification (NAAT)
- Collect: Cervical specimens in ThinPrep Pap Test vials containing PreservCyt Solution with broom-type or cytobrush/spatula collection devices according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Specimen Preparation: Transfer 1 mL of the ThinPrep liquid specimen into an APTIMA Specimen Transfer tube (supplied by Utah Public Health Lab)
- Storage/Transport Conditions: Refrigerated or Ambient. Specimen must be received in our lab within 30 days of collection.
- Unacceptable Conditions: ThinPrep Pap Test vials containing PreservCyt Solution that have not been transferred into the APTIMA Specimen Transfer tube.
- Remarks: Sample must be labeled with patient's full name or unique ID number, and collection date.
- Specimen in Thin Prep liquid Ambient: 30 days; Refrigerated: 30 days
- 1mL ThinPrep liquid transferred into APTIMA Transfer tube: Ambient: 2 months; Refrigerated: 2 months; Frozen: 24 months
Negative, Positive, or Invalid
Results of this test should only be interpreted in conjunction with information available from clinical evaluation of the patient and patient history.
- Negative results are not intended to prevent women from proceeding to colposcopy.
- Negative results indicate HPV E6/E7 mRNA was not detected.
- Negative results may occur with HPV E6/E7 mRNA concentrations that are below the pre-set threshold.
- Positive results indicate the presence of HPV E6/E7 mRNA of any one or more of the high-risk types.
- The performance of the APTIMA HPV Assay has not been evaluated for HPV vaccinated individuals.