Lab 21 now offers a RT High Risk HPV Service with a commercially available assay offering the following benefits:

  1. Qualitative detection of 14 high risk HPV types, genotyping of HPV 16 and or HPV 18, single and mixed infections.
  2. Cellular internal control to ensure sample adequacy.
  3. No cross-reactivity with low risk HPV sequences.
  4. Multiplex Real-Time PCR with clinical cut off to ensure detection of HPV DNA in high grade cervical lesions and cervical cancer.

Find out more

Please contact us to discuss your needs with our clinical team.

Sample collection


NOVAPREP™ HQ+ Orange vial for LBC and DNA testing:

  1. Designed for DNA preservation for HPV detection.
  2. Preservation of sample integrity – vial is never opened during processing.
  3. Automatic aliquoting of sample from sealed primary vial to facilitate HPV testing.

We are now pleased to offer a RT High Risk HPV service in addition to our current service offering and ran in a CPA & ISO 9001 accredited laboratory.

Results for RT High Risk HPV assays will be available in 5 – 7 DAYS.

NOVAPREP® HQ+ orange vial

Accepting Samples stored in PreserveCyt and NHQ+

Stability data Stable up to 90 days at the following temperature.

Room temperature
2 – 8˚C

A study for 12 months is ongoing. Current data supports stability for 30 days at -20°C and -80°C.

* Based on data produced using a HPV positive cell line model.


Provided under our UKAS accreditation.

Please see our Accreditation page for full scope of accredited testing.