|LIQUID BASED THIN-LAYER PAP - Cytology (PAP SMEAR PROCEDURE)
Pertinent clinical information must be included when ordering. ThinPrep PreservCyt vial must be have the patient's label attached.
ThinPrep PreservCyt Fluid Vial
Specimen should be stored in the ThinPrep PreservCyt vial at room temperature.
Sample will be kept in the ThinPrep preservCyt Vial
Use of lubricant is discouraged as it precludes optimal results during the processing of the cytology specimen
Sample is discarded after 30 days
|Causes for Rejection:
Incomplete and/or improper labeling, insufficient pertinent clinical history, no date/time/collector information. See Medicare Coverage of Pap Smears.
Routine: 5-10 working days; STAT: 2-3 days.
Specimens are accepted Monday-Friday from 8 AM-5 PM (except holidays) at Room 4.610, Clinical Services Wing. After hours specimens should be dropped off at sample managment on the 7th floor CSW
Detection of abnormal and malignant cervical cells
|When ordering tests for which Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement will be sought, physicians should only order tests that are medically necessary for the diagnosis or treatment of the patient. Components of the organ or disease panels may be ordered individually. The diagnostic information must substantiate all tests ordered and must be in the form of an ICD-10 code or its verbal equivalent.