High Risk HPV and HPV Genotyping

Specimen Requirements

  • Submit specimen in PreservCyt.

  • Room temperature is acceptable.


Turn Around Time *

  • Approximately 2-4 days.


Special Instructions

  • Please do not submit the collection device in the PreservCyt vial.

  • HPV testing is typically performed in conjunction with the Thin Prep Pap. We use the same vial for both tests.

  • See ASCCP guidelines to determine when HPV testing is appropriate.












* Please note the information provided is intended as a guideline. Turnaround time is measured from the time of receipt of the specimen at our laboratory to the time the test result is made available to the client. As with all healthcare matters, the facts of a particular case may necessitate a turnaround time that is longer than stated above, the times mentioned above are our laboratory times for most, standard cases.