STHPV - Overview: ThinPrep Screen with Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Reflex

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: STHPV    
ThinPrep Screen with Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Reflex

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

Management and triage of patients, age 21 or greater, with abnormal Pap results


Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing detection of high-risk genotypes associated with the development of cervical cancer


Aids in triaging women with abnormal Pap smear results


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


Aids in triaging women with positive HR-HPV but negative Pap smear results.

Reflex Tests Lists test(s) that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial test(s)

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
HPVHPV with Genotyping, PCR, ThinPrepYesNo
TPSPCPhysician Interp ScreenNoNo

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When this test is ordered, a ThinPrep Pap screen will be performed. If the results include the criteria below, a high-risk human papillomavirus test will be performed:

-Atypical cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS), and the patient is 21 years or older

-Atypical squamous cells, cannot exclude high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (ASC-H) and the patient is 21 years or older

-Low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL), and the patient is 50 years or older (RST)

-LSIL, and the patient is 25 years or older (ARZ)

-Inadequate endocervical/transformation zone component, negative for intraepithelial lesion or malignancy, and the patient is 30 years or older (RST)


If ThinPrep Pap results are abnormal, a pathologist will review the case at an additional charge.

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

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

ThinPrep Pap Cytology Screening by Light Microscopy with HPV High-Risk DNA Detection with Genotyping by Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction

(PCR is utilized pursuant to a license agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.)

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


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

ThinPrep Screen HPV Reflex

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

HPV Reflex