Synonyms: Liquid-based Pap, Mono-Layer Pap, Thin-Layer Pap, AutoCyte Prep
Applies To: Detection of abnormal and malignant cervical cells
Lab: Cytopathology Laboratory
Request Form: Cytopathology Requisition Form
Collection: Click here for procedure on collection of Autocyte Prep Thin- Layer Cervical Sample
Storage Instructions: Specimen must be stored in the CytoRich« preservative vial either at room temperature or in the refrigerator (4-6C) up to two weeks.
Causes for Rejection: Incomplete and/or improper labeling, insufficient pertinent clinical history, specimen not fixed on immediately. See the Cytopathology specimens acceptance and rejection policy. See Medicare Compliance for submitting Medicare Pap Smears.
Availability: Specimens are accepted Monday-Friday from 8 AM-5 PM (except holidays) at Room 9.300 John Sealy Annex.
Turnaround Time: Routine: 3-5 working days; STAT: same day
Special Instructions: Pertinent clinical information must be included on request Form. Preservative vial with patient's specimen must be labeled with patient's full name and unit history number. Please read the Cytopathology specimens acceptance and rejection policy and the instructions for Medicare compliance.
Specimen: Cervical sample
Volume: Sample and the brush will be kept in the CytoRich« preservative Vial
Container: CytoRich« Preservative vial
Reviewed 6/15/12 by Robert Stewart