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Lab Order Codes:



Human Papilloma Virus Typing In Situ

CPT Codes:

88365 x2 – Tissue in situ hybridization, interpretation and report

Test Includes:

Positive or negative values for specific HPV DNA types in human-embedded tissue.


Test Indications:

The detection of specific HPV DNA types: 6 and 11, and /or 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 66.

Lab Testing Sections:

Anatomic Pathology - Sendouts

Referred to:

Mayo Medical Laboratories (MML Test#: 80172)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

1 - 4 days

Special Instructions:

A pathology/diagnostic report and a brief history are required for processing.


Specimen Type:

Formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded tissue block; 5 unstained glass, "positively charged" slides with formalin-fixed, or paraffin-embedded tissue.


Tissue block, slides


Routine tissue collection

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Send appropriate specimen(s) and pathology/diagnostic report and a brief history with the specimen at room temperature.

Patient Preparation:


Sample Rejection:

Inappropriate specimen; mislabeled or unlabeled specimen


Reference Range:

Results are reported as positive or negative for types 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 66. If additional interpretation/analysis is needed, please request a surgical pathology consultation (Mayo test: 70012).

Interpretation: HPV types 6 and 11 are the predominant viruses associated with condyloma acuminata (genital warts). This condition usually remains benign. Other types frequently are found in CIN III (severe dysplasias and carcinoma in situ) and cervical cancer.

Critical Values:



This assay has been designed for use with buffered, formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded human tissue. It has not been tested extensively with frozen tissue and is not qualified for use with other fixatives. A negative results does not exclude the presence of HPV infection. Failure to detect target DNA may be a result of such factors as improper sampling, fixation, and/or processing of target DNA at levels below the sensitivity of this assay. Some tissues with morphological changes indicative of HPV infection may not be reactive with the HPV probes currently available. Other HPV types may appear in anogenital lesions but are not detectable with the probes provided using the hybridization conditions employed in this assay. Not used for the detection of any other types than those listed under reference range above.


Nucleic Acid Hybridization - In Situ


Mayo Medical Laboratories August 2013


2/6/2013: CPT update

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